What can we say except that this is awesome? If there’s one thing we love, it’s websites that give us a terrific quote of the day – everyday – about important writerly concerns. For example, how about these, on “procrastination?”
As a writer, I need an enormous amount of time alone. Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It’s a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write. Having anybody watching that or attempting to share it with me would be grisly.
Those rituals of getting ready to write produce a kind of trance state.
When I am writing, I must have a snack, call a friend, or abuse myself every ten minutes…. I didn’t always write for a living, and even back when it was my most fondly held dream to one day be able to do so, writing was always difficult. Writing is like pulling teeth.
From my dick.
(Yeah, we didn’t know who David Rakoff was either, but we can’t wait to find out!)
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