Two words for today. WHOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!
Finally! A breakthrough. I had a writing session where I wasn’t sitting there, counting each and every page, wondering when does the torture end? When can I stop for the day?! Or, God, I wish this was over because I have a good idea for a blog entry, but if I had to to one extra half page in the Truthsayer’s Plot, I’m going to have to slit open my wrist and make a deal with the nearest devil. My goal was 4 pages, I did 6-1/2!
I really need to start writing earlier. It is such a relief to have it “over” for the day, and have the rest of the night to myself. Maybe its been hard because writing seems to be the last thing I do, rather than the first. By the time I open up my word processor, I’ve got a few hours of guilt. Maybe they are holding me down.
On another note:
Anyone a Stephen King fan? He co-wrote an excellent book with Peter Straub called the Talisman. In it, the main character, Jack, had this fairy-tale place he visited as a child. As he got older, he learned that the Daydreams weren’t pretend; he had the ability to go there. A man named Speedy Parker tells him how to get back to this land, and says they are called “The Territories.” At one point, Jack, who has departed on a Quest for the Talisman, is picked up by a nasty man running a “Christian” home for wayward boys. It’s all a scam, and connected to the baddies in the Territories. One of the sermons the bad man gives is from the bible, and it struck a chord with me:
Fret not thyself because of evildoers,
neither be thou envious against
the workers of iniquity
for they shall soon be cut down like the grass
and wither as the green herb.
Trust in the Lord, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the Territories
That is my wish. To dwell in the Territories, obviously, the ones of my own making. I have this saying on a card on my desk, and I read it all the time. I guess I think of it as Trust in the Muse, and do good, because I am sure she has an ear bent God’s way. I am trying to do good, in life and in writing, and in reaching out to other writers and giving them encouragement. I think I get more from reaching out to people with a kind word (or a kick in the butt) than I am giving. It’s an interesting discovery!
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