Sunday, May 1, 2011

I Keep Inventing the Wheel

So I just discovered that if you get up at 7:30 and write for two hours while sitting behind a beautiful, well-organized, pristine desk in front of an open window, you manage to fulfill your writing goal for the day and then feel free to do anything else you want without worrying about the writing that needs to get done but isn't progressing.

I wonder why nobody told me sooner.

5 comments:

Z said...

Yes, that was how I used to do it before psychotherapy accused me of being "in denial" because I was "too high functioning given my background." That was when I lost self respect, but when I had it I would do this. I don't know how I developed it, but I can't remember not knowing this was the answer.

Clarissa said...

These therapists sound horrible. Do you think they wanted to sabotage you like that in order to keep you around as a client for a long time to come? The whole statement about you being too high-functioning is just atrocious.

Jonathan said...

This is basic advice that ought to be given each entering grad student. Imagine at 10 a.m., to have already completed one's writing for the day. It is tremendously liberating.

Clarissa said...

Liberating is precisely how it feels.

profacero said...

Yes, liberating. I started doing it in college, freshman year actually, should never have stopped, I think I'll just slide into mode right now.

Therapists, in US many of them do not have anything like the kind of training I would have expected.