Nonsense is actually less random than ordinary meaningful language. … [Nonsense] is actually a more complicated and complex mode of discourse than ordinary meaningful language.
—Dr. Raymond Moody on We Don’t Die Radio, October 21, 2016
Suffering does not solve any problems mechanically as much as it reveals the constant problem that we are to ourselves, and opens up new spaces within us for learning and loving. —Richard Rohr, Falling Upward
Each year I run through a hailstorm of emotions as I prepare to write the novel. Mostly, I ignore any preparation. One year I tried writing an outline. It was useless after the first few words. So, I just go. I’m a “by the seat of my pants” (pantser) writer. At least for novels.
There is always that quiet voice about a week before I begin saying, “I’m not writing a novel this year.” That doesn’t last. When November 1st arrives, I will be writing with everyone else. Last year it was 640,000 other writers. Probably more this year.
Looking forward to taking this imagination vacation when I’ll get all those words, ideas, characters, plot, sub-plot, destinations, and stuff out of my head.
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