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    My daily writing--emails, journal entries, marginalia, more emails, blog posts, and tweets--shapes me as a writer, helping and hindering the big stuff I'm trying to accomplish. Every word counts.

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Okay, Now You.

As expected, my first posts are not representative of my typical output. Post-retreat, I feel at risk of slacking, although I’ve done pretty well. I’ve switched from generative writing mode to revise-and-send mode. I’ve already revised a very short piece and sent it out (fingers crossed). There are two or three other pieces that need to get out into the world, then I’ll get back to the novel.

Today was my first day back to work. I wrote ten emails, which is a pretty typical per-day total during summer months. This evening, I’ve sent nine emails, and I’ve sent about 150 lines of chat. It could have been a more productive writing day, to be sure.

Okay, now it’s your turn. What did you write today? Did you communicate via email, chat, or texting? Did you work on poetry, fiction, or a novel or play? What did you accomplish that you wanted to? What did you write because you had to? Please share by posting a comment.

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2 Responses

  1. You’ve encouraged me to write, and i did. It’s a bit intimidating to be open on paper. But it feels quite good. Thank you for your encouragement James.

  2. I did thank my friend John – in writing – for pointing me toward your site.

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