…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.
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In Monday’s post, I announced my goals for Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80): To write 300 words a day, five days a week; and Not to haul myself out of bed at 5:00 a.m. … Continue reading
A friend says resolutions should be brief. Her resolution for 2012 is Move. Ten years ago, when she was into metaphor, she adopted, Boil the frog slowly. The former refers to being more physically active. The latter might be phrased, Make small, incremental … Continue reading
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” ~ Robert Browning, Andrea del Sarto My reach last week exceeded my grasp. I followed Tuesday’s stellar 1000 Molly words (or 921, depending on who’s counting) … Continue reading
Round 4 of A Round of Words in 80 Days begins today with a statement of goals. Here are mine: Write 1000 words a day (excluding blog posts and HotShots!) Keep a daily record of activities related to writing Don’t … Continue reading
What goals? To see what other AROW80 writers are doing, click here.
Write 500 words/ day on Molly: 0 Exercise 30 minutes / day: 1/4 Go to bed by 11:00 p.m.: 2/4 Detail: 1. Writing: Sunday night I received chapter 1 of a 4-part mystery that’s being written by members of the … 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
Although I don’t mind reporting my progress, or lack of it, I do mind reporting it on my own blog, to be read by people who know me. Since Monday night, I’ve written over 1300 words. They don’t apply to … Continue reading