Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yeah, this one was for me

Sorry about the blog silence lately. I've been feeling poorly and using the excuse to binge-read. Which can be very, very fun, as I'm sure you all know.

But it's not productive.

So I was happy to see David Farland's Kick in the Pants yesterday, which included the following formula from Robert A. Heinlein:

Well, maybe happy isn't the right term for what I feel when I read those sage words. I mean, like I don't have enough guilt, right? But still, this makes good sense and I really need to follow it.




*blinks eyes slowly* *wonders if brain will EVER turn back on* *doubts there's enough sleep in the world to stop feeling sleepy before 6:00 pm* *calls doctor*

Read Dave's whole Kick for yourself, here, and subscribe for the email version while you're at it.

We all need a kick now and then.


  1. It's tough. I'm not at the point yet where I write every day, but I'm working toward it. I tend to binge and write/edit for hours, late into the night (or early morning). Some days I sit down to write and everything seems like it's not working. Those are the times I need to be persistent, because at least a little writing is better than nothing. It gives me something to work with the next day.

    Good luck and forge ahead! Or forge a-sit, in your chair. :)

  2. I love Dave's Kicks. I have a folder in my email where I keep them for future reference after I've read them.

    And Heinlein wrote one of my fav books of all time. He had his moments of brilliance.

  3. I could use a kick, I'll have to go check it out. At least binge reading is better than nothing book related at all. That's how I justify it. ;)

  4. Ooo, I think I will go check this out! Thanks!