Writing is actually HARD WORK, ne?
They are two well written articles, written by others, which are worth reading.
We think both ( Mike Minchin, who defines work as difficult physical labor exclusively and Ruth Carmel, who focuses on the challenge of reaching a good enough standard of output, given scarce, unreliable resources of time and emotional ranges) of you have good points, but the core issue is that invisible work is still work.
The rewriting, whether it occurs mostly in imaginary spaces of the inner mind, or on paper, is indeed the bulk of work; and so is finding the motivation to work, which occurs within the soul, dealing with invisible forces of emotion, duty/obligation, and drive/purpose, amongst other potential complications.
A subject work thinking about, and drawing up your own sysplex-models.
Also, welcome our new guest author, and the resident editor from our ranges of origin.
I’m in the winter doldrums and the writing is slacking off. More precisely, I’m slacking off it. Too much late night television, forgetting to write down my ideas. At least I have an excuse for the moment. One of my sons has winter vacation, so until school kicks in again, it’s him and me facing the world together.
He’s fifteen but less independent than a typical kid his age, so I’m his buddy these days. We spent this morning at a warehouse store. I knew better than to troll the aisles, which I find headache-inducing even when I’m shopping solo. We stuck to business. After we ordered my son’s eyeglasses (cheaper than at the local optician, with its seasonally-appropriate window displays, but less risky than the hit-or-miss of an online pair), we headed straight…
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