The Writer

Fall off the log

As I write this, we’re on the eve of an important election here in the United States. I’ve done very little today, and I think tomorrow may be a wash as well. These are the kinds of days when it is super hard to concentrate. But these are also the kinds of days when it’s most important to concentrate. During times like these, retreating into the world we’re crafting, the memory we’re trying to resurrect, the sense we’re trying to make of our runaway imaginations can be the thing that keeps us healthy.

And so today, I want to talk to you about my single greatest tip for moving forward:

Just.

Start.

you’re thinking right about now, And you’d be right. It’s super easy for any of us to “just start,” but how realistic is it when you, reveals that she puts a 1-inch frame somewhere on her desk. When she sits down to write, she tells herself, “All you have to do is write enough to fill that 1-inch frame.”

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