Am I wasting my time?

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Seth (Godin, not Adam & Eve’s third son), says write and publish everyday.

I doubt I have that much of interest to say, but it’s the habit, not the output that he’s advocating.

It is true, the habit of finishing and publishing is something I need to acquire. So, here’s today’s, dedicated to Seth (who cares not a hoot).

And his entry today which is rather à propos fro:


“An almost magical idea, a tiny little word, a chance to make it real.

If someone tasks you with carving something profound into a block of granite, the emotional overhead is probably too high to do our best work.

But if you simply want to jot something down, all you need is an iota, a tiny glimpse of what might work.

It turns out that just about all granite-worthy ideas begin as jots.

Simply jot.”

DAY NINE: money

Do you BitCoin?

BitCoin is worth more than gold, again.

I own a little of it, and Ethereum, and gold (actual gold coins) so, when it makes news, I pay a bit of attention.

But not enough of either to worry about. Maybe it goes up more, maybe it goes down again.

Maybe soon we’ll start using BitCoin or another digital currency to buy and sell actual stuff. I doubt my gold coins will ever get used unless I end up living during the Apocalypse (but why?)

Just mussing, wasting time instead of writing or editing my fiction…

day eight

Drugs that make us better?

An oxymoron possibly. 

Isn’t ‘make us better’ the what and the why of all the organic chemical  manipulations we’ve concocted to alter ourselves? 

Anyways, I’m for them. 

Sure, we’ll screwup and make drugs and take drugs that don’t make us better but that’s no reason to ban them. 

Day SeVeN: Comfort

I like my comfort zone. So why is “getting out of your comfort zone” an objective?

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At the Duke.EDU site, they say: ‘By embracing the unfamiliar, you expand your skills and become an even more valuable team member’

Do I want to be a ‘more valuable team member?”

Day Six: Stuck in the middle

I feel like I’ve been planning and writing and rewriting act 2 for years. I’d think it would move quickly. After all, my characters are careening from incident to incident, discovering secrets, anecdotes and desires that propel them to act.

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But every time I think my hero is ready to move on to act 3 and the climax of her story, another act 2 reading requires more explanation. What’s stopping her and me? Just a thought today.