Wednesday, December 07, 2005

writer's malaise for the holidays

You'd think writing would get easier with experience. After all, I've been a so-called professional journalist for over a decade.

But no.

It seems that every sentence I write is awkward, and each story I write takes longer and longer to do.

Time to quit?

Or dig in harder?

My yoga teaching kind of sucks too.
Not to mention my so-called practice.


  1. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Perhaps it is time to get a real job, a 9 to 5 gig and junk the bohemian lifestyle.

    Yes, knucle under to the machine.

  2. Anonymous10:10 AM

    You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.
    Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

  3. Anonymous10:13 AM

    The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.
    Russell Baker (1925 - )