Saturday, August 29, 2009


You'd think as much as I written over the years that it would get easier but I can tell you, it hasn't.
Once I get a topic, I do fine but I find that I spend a great deal of time tapping my keys and staring at the ceiling.
It would be easy to say, "I think I'll take a sabbatical." But I'm not going to. My friend Dale Short worked with Jessie Hill Ford some years ago and Dale said one of the best pieces of advice he learned from Ford was this: "Long after your love of the English language, and your self-respect as a craftsman, have been exhausted, you will be amazed by what you can achieve as a writer on pure damned spite."
As I look back over my recent posts, there seems to be slim pickin's. But I've talked to a lot of writers and all of the go through slumps.
I feel like an onion that needs another layer peeled away to get at a newer, fresher layer.
Maybe a change of venue would be helpful. We haven't had a real vacation in a while. Our friend Jan Andrews wants us to visit her in Brooklyn, New York. We both have been to Manhattan, but we've never visited Brooklyn. I had not idea how historically significant Brooklyn was until I read 1776.
A lot of the early battles took place in Brooklyn. In fact, had a few things gone wrong, America might still be loyal to the Queen.
Anyhow, I hope you all bare with me when I get my head screwed on right.
Have a great Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. How about some history about Dora and surrounding communities. Any interesting characters? Local attractions?


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