Shawn L. Bird

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harping on June 8, 2013

Filed under: Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:33 pm
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Today, I was procrastinating the task of sitting down to finish my high interest low vocabulary novella that has been hovering over my head for something like 5 years.


How do I procrastinate?   Well, today it was by transposing some of the tunes I have memorized in the key of C, into the key of G so I can play them on my little double strung Brittany harp.

You’ll be happy to know that I *did* actually sit down at the computer eventually, and a couple of hours later, I *did* finish the ubiquitous novella called #8 (aka Number Eight) this afternoon.

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Now onto the revisions.  (Between the harping sessions, of course). 😉


first draft is dating, revision is marriage October 19, 2012

Filed under: Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:42 am
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I have a package of buttons for workshops.  The buttons say, “First drafts don’t have to be perfect, they just have to be written.”  There is a blush of first love when writing a first draft.  Every day is an adventure.  When it’s done, and it’s time for the re-write, that’s like marriage.  Work! 🙂  Eventually, with time and effort, something wonderful can emerge, but the romance is only the beginning.  The really great part comes from being committed to the effort of learning and growing, exploring and pulling out fascinating truths, but it’s pretty wonderful.


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