…is to write is to write. ~ Gertrude Stein
Two years ago, the author, a long-time paper-purchaser and occasional writer of parodies, poems, stories, book reviews, essays, and scholarly articles, decided to morph into a novelist.
She is still morphing.
One night, while not writing what she was supposed to be writing, she ran across Gertrude Stein's definition of writing. It seemed a perfect title for a blog about writing, so the next morning, she set this one up.
(Her other blog, intended to be eclectic, has become, at least at times, catcentric.)
to write is to write is to write explores what happens before, during, and after "the daily miracle"* that Stein said comes to all writers.
And if a cat strays in from time to time, so be it.
* For the complete quotation, see About Kathy, where the author refrains from referring to herself in third person.
Tag Archives: not writing
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially … Continue reading
I am not hiding. I’m just a tiny bit snowed under, a major accomplishment in Texas, especially right after the summer solstice.
I have been–to use a term I learned from fellow blogger Kate Shrewsday–in a funk hole. Recent events in the American political arena have had me biting my tongue and wearing mittens to keep from making an abject fool of … Continue reading
Kaye George gave me a kick in the pants. Exactly what I needed. She sent me the link to Written? Kitten!, an app which provides positive reinforcement at 100-word intervals.* (Or 200, 500, or 1000, for writers who don’t like … Continue reading
Progress since Wednesday: Write 500 words a day on Molly: 0/0 Go to bed by 11:00 p.m.: 2/4 Exercise 30 minutes: 0/4 No excuses. One step forward: I realized what must be done to untangle a major snarl in the … Continue reading
The last time William appeared here, he had sat on the keyboard and turned the working title into gobbledygook. I suppose tonight’s activity is progress. Yes, I know it’s progress. Because a year ago at this time, his hobby was … Continue reading
Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance. ~Dan Greenburg I returned home from Just for the Hell of It Writers filled with enthusiasm for the next assignment. Sat down in the … Continue reading
For the past month and more, my writing has been on hold. There are two reasons for the lapse. First, I’ve been short on energy. Second, I’ve been afraid I don’t have what it takes to read a novel, much … Continue reading