But I bet that sometimes the muse does a dance, and, for reasons unknown, you churn out 1,000 words. Or, heaven forbid 2,000.
Wisdom from Seth Godin: ‘… at some point, you realize you’re spending your best energy on optimization, not on creation’.
He’s not for the timid soul. He doesn’t hold your hand and lead you oh-so-gently down the path to publishing. Bell strikes me as a man of action and his help emphasizes that.
If you loved books as a child, you know the feeling. Immersion isn’t the right word because that implies that you keep something for yourself. It’s more of a complete melting of lines. You are in the story. The story world is the real world.
Today, if you run an independent bookstore, you must be unique and damned good at business since you can’t compete on price alone against Amazon.
I can’t imagine how many hours I lay on my bed as a kid and read. No weekend was complete without finishing a new book. My Dad, football coach and expert lawn-mower, worried about me. I read too much and did too much science.