Links and a mood check

Wedgewood stove

Links, again.

Facing the novel is difficult. It’s so difficult that I will often do a million other difficult and heartbreaking things before I’ll face my novel. Like teach. Being a teacher is teaching me that not everyone is cut out for academics, and not everyone will even have an ounce of love for the thing I love (reading and writing), and not everyone can be saved, but it’s my job to inspire anyway. Sometimes no one is following me because they don’t want to go where I’m going, so I have to go back and fetch them and usher them forward. Sometimes someone will say “I quit” and that’s possibly the worst feeling for both them and for me, and I will want to quit, too. But I have to continue to inspire.

Facing the novel is difficult. But I love it anyway. Making headway on my revision–very very slow headway. But making headway.


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4 responses to “Links and a mood check

  1. Violeta

    My fave of the t-shirts is “some of my best friends are imaginary.” 🙂
    And thanks for linking these, especially the Junot interview & story which I’d (somehow!?!) missed.

  2. I love the T-shirt link. I especially like, “Never Wrong a Writer. They Get Their Revenge in Print,” “My Muse Can Beat Up Your Muse,” and “Write Here. Write Now.” And speaking of CafePress, my friend’s baby is on the home page right now! And you, CZilka, have an award over at my blog:

    • Violeta: So glad you got the Junot interview and story, then! It’s a great story–love hearing Yunior’s voice.

      Meghan: Thank you for the award! I saw it the other day and was really blown away at being on that list. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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