Good and Tired

Made myself get up early on a Sunday and work on my revision of chapter 8. Completed the first of four new scenes that will appear in the middle of that chapter. After I’m done with those, then it’s on to minor revisions of the chapter’s beginning, then major revisions, including one more new scene, to its conclusion.

Yeah, it was hard to drag my ass out of bed this morning, and there’s something to be said for getting adequate rest. But I can’t be afraid of being tired. The image of the leisurely writer, composing at ease while sipping a cool drink, is a dangerous myth that I’ve too easily fallen for. If the only way to make this career work is to be good and tired, then fire up the coffee maker.

One thought on “Good and Tired

  1. I’m glad I have never aspired to be a good writer. My definition of good could never be achieved. I have a dream simply that people will remember me for the stories they LOVED to read even if the wider community never cared a jot. I write because I love to write and I tell stories because life is full of stories of REAL people.
    My hope will always be that you do indeed achieve your goal. Blessings.

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