Had a less than stellar day at the keyboard yesterday. I also got a short story rejection. And I found out that a narration I did needs to be redone.
When I dragged myself out of bed at 6 AM this morning, I was not chomping at the bit. Rather, it was with trepidation and dread that I approached the writing shack.
I sat my ass in my chair, finished revising one chapter and began another. Fast forward two hours and everything is fine. Doubts are well in hand and I look forward to getting back to the writing.
If anything, it’s the act of not writing that causes me the most angst.
A couple of quick thoughts:
2. I read a thorough article in Poets & Writers by David Malki of Wondermark and Machine of Death fame (In one day, MoD shot to #1 on Amazon back in 2010, beating out whatever dreck Glenn Beck was pimping at the time). He discusses 9 ways of looking at bookstores. Great read. Unfortunately, you can’t view the article on line, but if you can get your hands on a copy of the Joan Didion issue of P$W, I highly recommend it.
Anyway, hope you all have a great day. In fact, I hope you kick the day’s ass.
P.S. I did march that short story right back out into the world for another go round, so we’ll see.