What’s Your Creative Release?

My creative release is drawing.
My creative release is drawing. It allows me to play in a way that differs from my writing. Drawing gives room for light and laughter.

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Get Out the Ironing Board

Ironing Board
If I’m asked my least favorite chore, the answer is immediate: ironing. I will do any other chore and do it with gladness and lightness of heart before I will turn to ironing. I can’t explain the antipathy. Perhaps it’s the tedium found in ironing out a wrinkle in a sleeve or dress when I could be writing or drawing or taking out the trash.

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The First Draft is the Ugliest

Writing is an ugly business.
If one is the loneliest number, the first draft is the ugliest draft. The end. There’s no way around it. If you can accept that reality, carry on. If you can’t, writing will be an ever-frustrating task. You will struggle to find joy in doing the work.

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