ROW 5/15 Report

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Write 500 words / day on Molly:  Who knows what might happen before midnight?

Exercise 30 minutes / day: 1

Go to bed by 11:00 p.m.: 2

It’s time for some specific, short-term goals:

Monday 5/16: Write 500 words on Molly, exercise 30 minutes, go to bed by 11:00 p.m.

Deal with Tuesday when it gets here.


Writer and editor Russ Hall, on accepting the Sage Award at today’s Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event, said that we learn to write by a process of “smart recognition”: making mistakes and recognizing when we’ve made them. As Anne Lamott’s father advised, we “take it bird by bird,” knowing that each time the red pen touches the paper, the manuscript gets better. We learn to enjoy and embrace the process, knowing there is still room to grow.


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