That’s what I’ve been.

For too long.

As Averil would put it, I’ve been standing in my own way.

I don’t how long it’s going to take me to realize there is no magic wand nor potion.

As Ann Patchett says in The Getaway Car:

Do you want to do this thing? Sit down and do it. 













8 thoughts on “Stuck

  1. I’ve been stuck, too. But I think I’m coming out of it. I’m taking a page from Averil’s playbook (and Jennifer Egan, so she’s in good company) and am trying to set my keyboard aside for the first draft. Maybe I need the tactile feel of words beneath my fingertips, not keys. It will be slower, but I’m thinking that’s a good thing. There’s something so old school about it, makes me want to find my fountain pen…

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