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Not So Wordless Wednesday

20 Mar

“Writing is…. being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists inside you in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physicality, and spirit, and to then store it like a genie in tense, tiny black symbols on a calm white page. If the wrong reader comes across the words, they will remain just words. But for the right readers, your vision blooms off the page and is absorbed into their minds like smoke, where it will re-form, whole and alive, fully adapted to its new environment.”

Mary Gaitskill

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Getting Back In The Groove

29 May

Happy Tuesday after a long weekend!

Getting back to the work week after you’ve had an extra day off always seems to take such effort. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I turned off the alarm and slept in an extra hour? That was nice, but today the alarm was set again and I had to go back to the regular routine.    Image

My hockey team, the New Jersey Devils, are getting a few days off before they begin the Stanley Cup finals. I’m sure they are enjoying kicking back and relaxing but they also love playing their sport so they’ll be back in the gym and back to practice, and while that first day back will take a kick in the pants, they’ll be glad they did.

That’s how it is for me and this blog. I had taken some time off to do some other things (like painting, traveling, and editing my novel). But now it’s time to get back in the game and back in the groove of regular posts.

Believe it or not, the free style writing of the blog does creative wonders for both my novels and my plays. A wrist problem kept me from participating in this year’s Script Frenzy so I’ll have to set my own deadline this summer to get that new play written.

Perhaps I’ll make a point of writing on the beach with a deadline of Labor Day.

Now that’s a groove I could get into.