Fountain Pen image copyright Dre Schwartz, iStockPhoto #000005330500
Fountain Pen, © Dre Schwartz, iStockPhoto #5330500

You remember inertia: a body in motion tends to remain in motion; a body a rest tends to remain at rest. This blog has been a rest a few weeks, and how heavy it feels!

How often have I suggested to you that it’s easier to sustain a daily writing habit than a weekly or sporadic one? Maybe you can come and go that way, but I’ve had computer access about a week, and I haven’t dragged myself to this particular blank page. If you haven’t heard from me in a few weeks, shouldn’t I say something profound or fascinating?

Sorry, no.

All I can do for you to today is to say again that the only way to begin is to begin. Smear some ink on the blank page, shovel coal into the steam engine, prime the pump, sharpen the pencil.

Much happened while I was away. It was obviously meant to be. Two computer logic board transplants (the second for an attached faulty graphics card), followed by a modem ‘s death and replacement, and today a new Internet outage. A writing retreat, much of it writing by hand, was what I needed, so other projects, connections, and insights could arise.

I can tell I need a running start. Excuse me, I’m going to brainstorm my next blog ideas, maybe surf a bit for ideas, and see you again tomorrow.


Text © Gwyn Nichols 2011. All Rights Reserved.

Photo © Dre Schwartz, iStockPhoto #5330500

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