Wherein I endeavour to share writerly advice lightened with humour, pictures and a dollop of 1930s-1940s history.
Elspeth - Those "writing monsters" are so often created by our own fears and insecurities, aren't they? Unless they're the cuddly monster kind of monster, in which case, no problem. They belong in our work, then ;-).
Margot; Lady, thou speakest true! However, there's always room for a cuddly monster - or sheep.
Ahhh, those sheep, those sheep, those sheep! I love 'em. :-)
I'll go for the sheep since I'm allergic to cats.TerryTerry's PlaceRomance with a Twist--of Mystery
Margot; I love'em too!Terry; Pick the creature of your choice!
Good points here! I think we build up our obstacles in our heads when we don't confront them every day. Not that confronting them is *fun*, but...
Now you mustn´t tempt me. When I am waiting in airports and they glare at me, searching for concealed weapons, I always want to say I only carry my pen ;)
I love your picture posts. Currently my interaction with my manuscript looks very much like the dust cloud above.
Elizabeth; I think we can freeze worrying over 'what-ifs". It takes bravery to face those dragons, but if we want the sweet taste of victory, face them we must.Dorte; I don't recommend trying to get a lance through security. I forsee a few issues.Carol; I understand completely. Battle through. Think of shiny (or liquid) rewards.
Great post. I love the way you tie the pictures and so few words together into something so worthwhile. And I'll take the kitten, thank you.
Maryann; Thank you! Sometimes, less really is more. And I'm with you about the kitten.
I really like these blogs. I feel better already. My dragons are merely purring little kittens.
This is great. There really is nothing as scary as the thing we're putting off facing - which is inevitably a kitten-like and non-scary thing after all.
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