Saturday, May 18, 2013

they come creepin'

I've been getting little mental sticky notes and postcards from the Ether about the unfinished writing. Why these come in the form of needlework is beyond me because I can't be in that very walled off place of writing while I am pulling and snipping thread in the studio. I'm not making the connection.

Writing is an all or nothing proposition for me so what is all this stuff? Have all my hands-on work been an effort to keep me out of my own head?

 I went to the library for the first time in months today and took away a stack of fiction - "The Cat's Table" by Michael Ondaatje,  "At the Mouth of the River of Bees" Kij Johnson, "Rasputin's Bastards" by David Nickle and another batch that got left in the back seat of the car because, after reading the first chapters, I know I won't finish them. I'll give any book at least that.

While I was sitting out there reading it dawned on me that my Verifiers, my Fact Checkers have checked out and  I am free to run amok.


3 comments:

Jeannie said...

I love the critter/beast/alien(?). It has personality!

Deb said...

He is under development.

liniecat said...

'goes faster' legs.........make all the difference!
Ever read
Jonathon Livingstone Seagull?
try it...........its a divine story and its available read by Neil Diamond too.......think Nilson made an Lp of it as well.
A feel good factor storyline