Thursday Thoughts: Universal Long and Short

Writing should be easy for writers, right? Yeah, about that. Writing is a process and all of us have our own way of connecting the dots, mapping the route, crossing the Ts. Some of us can sit down, stare at a monitor and/or a blank page and words immediately start to race from our brains to our fingertips. That blank page is quickly filled with characters and descriptions and plots twists. Down and dirty and sorely in need of massive edits! Some of us stare at that same monitor/blank page and stew. We get up. Walk around. Stare out the window. Get more coffee. An idea nudges our brain. We nurture it, fanning the tiny spark into life and the story matures and hey, maybe massive revisions aren’t needed. Yeah, right. 🙄 And then we have writer’s block. Ack! This is me flailing. Writer’s block plagues everyone at one time or another. And all of us are looking for quick and easy to write, revise, edit, and publish a book. It’s the nature of our beast. The Universe even chimed in…

The long and short of it goes something like this…

When one stops looking for the quick and easy way, Silver, and just deals with what’s already on their plate, the quick and easy way soon finds them.

That one makes me hungry,
The Universe

Actually, Silver, what could be quicker than beginning with where you are, or easier than starting with what you’ve got? Oh my, the wonder of it all….

Wow. What could be quicker than that? So, as I sit here today staring at a not quite blank page, I’m repeating to myself: What could be quicker than beginning with where you are, or easier than starting with what you’ve got? That’s a mantra for everyone who faces a task in their life. Start where you are, work with what you’ve got. Easy peasy, right?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Long and Short

  1. Yep, super easy. Umm… Yah.

    I’ll remember that manta today as we dive into her Room of Requirement (TM, C, whatever… JK Rowling). Start at the door and work inward, filling boxes as we go. Trying not to trip over her two little dogs or bury them under an avalanche.

    • Silver James says:

      Good luck with that! I’m almost done with my Room of Requirement™. Just waiting for LG to be able to lift again so we can move the table so I can finish off. I can move it about an ince at a time. That sucker is HEAVY! LOL And I can only imagine the worry about small dogs. Mine are big enough they’d just shake off the avalanche and saunter away. 😉 Hang in there!

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