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March 15, 2011 | 03:54 PM | 11 notes

This is why I write first.

Well, I failed today.  This will make tomorrow all the more frightening and difficult because I have a big scene to write, and the longer I put it off the more impossible it will seem. My book has become that monster (or is it a beast?) Annie Dillard talks about in The Writing Life

The truth is, I’m wallowing a bit, and the stomachache is due to stress. This isn’t good.  Not for writing, nor for living.

Please send balloons, ice cream and mocktails ASAP.