The Writing Life

The Writing Life

Wednesday morning, December 21, 2016

Writers write. It’s what we do.

And sometimes, it’s a joy.

When the planets align and my mind is clear, and the ideas flow.

But sometimes it’s the hardest thing in the world to do.

Mark Twain had a saying that resonates:

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

Or this ascerbic modern-day quote from writer Greg Tamblyn:

“Long, hard slog today writing the Great American Tweet.”
(That was it…what do you think? Pulitzer?)
– Greg Tamblyn

Ah, the craft we’ve chosen.

And yet, what else might we do that, when done, affords so much personal satisfaction?

Finally, today, words of wisdom from the venerable John Steinbeck:

“Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.”

Well-said, Mr. Steinbeck. And, with that encouraging thought firmly in mind, I sit down once again, laptop in lap.

And write.