"The two hardest things about writing are starting and not stopping."
--Stewart O' Nan, quoted in today's Writer's Almanac
Of course, that's particularly when it comes to writing big things that we have to write or things for which we think are big (i.e., writing a novel). Writing other things that have no pressure on them are easier, usually. Ironically, sometimes we won't consider that we've "written" anything unless it's got pressure on it.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
So True, So True...
I'm a writer, an incurable reader, a narrative theorist, a media researcher, a scholar/author/writer/consultant, a PK, and the Queen of Soup Making. I write a lot, and I've taught a wide range of topics in universities. Along my journey I've picked up a PhD in Communication from Purdue and 2 degrees in English. I've been turning my ideas about communication as author-audience relationships into a communication paradigm that can be applied to a wide range of situations. I'm also writing a historical mystery series. I'm a member of Sisters in Crime, and the co-chair of the Mystery and Detective Fiction Caucus of the Popular Culture Association. My MA thesis focused on connections between T. S. Eliot and Thoreau, who each wondered about how to remain still and still moving. Before I went to grad school, I spent 7 years working for a division of HarperCollins Publishers.