Friday, May 23, 2008
emergency medical procedures
“Suppose we change the subject,” the March Hare interrupted, yawning. “I’m getting tired of this. I vote the young lady tells us a story.”—Lewis Carroll
You can’t write just for the wanting.—Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
I learned something this last month. Five successive weekends of travel can effectively and completely disrupt my writing life.
Despite my fine intentions (I will work in the car! I will work in the hotel! I will work before bed!) and despite my fifteen minutes of writing squished here and there, I came back home last Saturday feeling completely disconnected from my work.
Lesson #2: Disconnection is absolutely unbearable.
My puritan streak must be even wider than I thought.