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From Twitter 08-05-2010 [Aug. 6th, 2010|04:01 am]

  • 09:18:29: Book being uncooperative today after good day y'day. Hooves stuck in the mud, leaning back..."No! Won't!" Need carrot for story.
  • 11:12:32: Even somewhat inferior chocolate may serve as sufficient carrot for a book in progress.

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[User Picture]From: keristor
2010-08-06 07:17 pm (UTC)
"chocolate may serve as sufficient carrot"

See! Chocolate /is/ a vegetable! I knew it...

[Now going to have one of my "five a day", made by Cadbury...]
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From: ozdragonlady
2010-08-06 10:04 pm (UTC)
well now, if t'were closer to Easter, I could send you chocolate carrots gratis Lindau's easter collection ...

will the virtual version work?
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-08-06 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yup. And Green & Black's 70 or 85% cocoa bars always work. One way or another...
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From: otterb
2010-08-07 12:23 am (UTC)
I happen to be rereading Annie Dillard's "The Writing Life" (I was looking for her great comments about time and schedules ("How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour,and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days.")

Anyway ... ran across another comment of hers that echoed the comment of yours about the book being uncooperative. "A work in progress quickly becomes feral. It reverts to a wild state overnight. It is barely domesticated, a mustang on which you one day fastened a halter, but which now you cannot catch."

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[User Picture]From: alexandralynch
2010-08-07 01:47 pm (UTC)
It has occured to me that writing bears certain similarities with the functioning of the lower intestinal tract.

Especially after a scene dumps all at once five pages very very fast through my hands, and I feel rather dizzy and weak afterwards. And, conversely, there are times where it's just not flowing. So to speak.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-08-07 02:29 pm (UTC)
That comparison has been made, yes. (grin)
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