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Monday, Monday

Well, it’s Monday, and I’ve got 2,683 words written for NaNoWriMo.  That’s not near enough if I’m going to meet my quota, so I’ve got to put in some solid writing tonight on City of the Giants.  So, instead of telling you about my wonderful week with my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson; or giving a book review; or talking about my tutoring experience (which is quite rewarding) I’m leaving you with a quote from an author I really admire that expresses how I feel about writing.

“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”  — Ray Bradbury

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