How to cope?
Find solace from Nancy Graham Holm that you are not alone.
How else to cope?
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Livelihood? How about ‘annoying hobby’?
Either way, it was 3:00 AM** and you tossed and turned and tossed again.
Your spouse stumbled out to the peace and quiet of the living room couch.
The border collie followed soon after.
And you were left to brood.
Shouldn’t the plural of ‘low-life’ be ‘low-lives’?
And Snow White’s annoying posse–shouldn’t they be the Seven Dwarves?
Let the brooding continue…and here you had just come to terms with your own flawfulness.
**Why is it always 3:00 AM?
Whether it’s a new chapter written in a rush of enthusiasm, a new blog post written with one eye on the football game, or a quick bulletin board announcement…
or should be.
Yep, nothing like a little on-site inspiration.
Your audience awaits.
Yes, the word is ‘sonder’.
Note: Thanks to Seth Godin for introducing the Writers Horoscope to this concept.
Columbus isn’t the only one to be honored today.
Give a nod to yourself.
But only after you try your hand at say, a how-to article on unexpected uses of hair conditioner [yes, there are], or Astrology and the Home Cook [You’re on your own with that one.] or an impromptu photo story,
Of course others seek you out!
After all, you put words together in clear, concise fashion.
You’re brimming with creative and unique avenues of expression.
Wellllll, there’s a problem.
You’re being sought out today for another of your attractive traits: perceived free time.
“Oh, it’s just a little yard work,” they say.
It’s never just ‘a little’.
You could go with yesterday’s suggestion: turn and run.
Or you could throw a fit…
Or you could show a creepingly inordinate amount of enthusiasm for the work.
That oughta cut back on the calls for help.
You could turn and run.
Or meet it head-on…with a new sentence, then a paragraph, a page, a chapter, a book.
Seth Godin keeps his view of perfection pretty darned simple.
Here’s another take:
One thing is certain: perfection is not a blank page.