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Reflections of a working writer and reader

 

 

Back to the real business

Blogging about books and writing. It’s good to know that the site is coming along and to feel fair to middling pleasure that it doesn’t look a complete disaster. It won’t be right for some time, of course, because there’s still a dozen little things that need attention. But I’m constantly reminded that all of these things are distractions from the real business. I believe it was Robert Frost who said, Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes all the pressure off the second.

On the other hand, immersing oneself in a process like this, setting up a new blog, does lead one to look at other people’s efforts. And the result is a kind of waterfall of new ideas and possibilities that could keep one preoccupied for far too long.

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