Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Lessons from a teacup
Okay, so my teacup doesn't look exactly like this one, but it does have the Evil Queen from Snow White on it and it is over-sized.
I was pondering, as I was walking with my teacup this morning from class to class, the lesson there was to be learned from a humble little drinking device.
It's all about finding your balance, your groove.
If you walk too fast with a cup of hot tea whilst you are pulling your StoryQueen bag/backpack with one hand and balancing tea and laptop with the other, the tea spills (hopefully not over the laptop if the case isn't zipped, which it never is.)
If you walk too slow, well then the tea gets cold before you even get to drink it.
What does this have to do with writing?
For me, if I try to write too fast (as in trying to get too many words in a day), I end up with a bunch of stuff strewn all over my laptop that I really don't want.
If I write too slowly, (as in too many days between work sessions), then the idea grows cold and becomes undrinkable.
The secret, grasshopper, is balance. The secret is walking/writing as quickly as you can without spilling or growing cold.
Secret of happy writing = balance.
And now for something completely different:
Solvang Sherrie is posting an interview with HRH (me) on Wednesday, February 17th. At least I think she is....so click on the link and take a look. (If it's Wednesday, of course.)
Thank you, Sherrie!
Posted by storyqueen at 4:16 PM