Writing Tooth by Tooth


Lloyd Jones "The book of fame"

Lloyd Jones "The book of fame"

“Sometimes writing everyday is like pulling out your teeth, painful but necessary.”

That perhaps describes my writing just now. Down with Laryngitis, and not very cheerful otherwise, writing has become a chore. But can’t give up. Nope.

Reading “The Book of Fame” by Lloyd Jones in bed. What an absolutely inspiring book of prose and lyricism. And yes, about not giving up!

Writing about the way I’m feeling now


I have talked before about having an anonymous blog, and today, more than ever, I feel the need for one. But I’m wiser now, and know that to start another blog I have to retire either this one or Amlokiblogs, and I’m not ready to do either. Yet. A new blog will soak up too much time, and more importantly, energy.

The Way I'm Feeling Now

The Way I'm Feeling Now

So I’ll just content myself with posting an image, and telling my readers that that pictures exactly describes the way I feel these days. Off to work now. Yesterday, I finished most of what I had planned, so here’s to another productive day today as well!

Write the write


When writing becomes second nature

Writing ahead

Sometimes it is hard to write off the top of one’s head, especially after a large breakfast. All I want to do is go to the National Library and pore over a stack of books, but am instead holed up in my room, working. Well, preparing to work, anyway. Warming up. It is hard to warm up to the idea of writing endless emails.

But today I’m determined to print out the half-done stories as a reward for finishing the day’s work at blinding speed by lunchtime, (some hope, but well), and then carry the pieces to the library to finish.

Good plan, now to start working on it. In the meanwhile, leaving you guys with a link, in case you’re like me, still wondering about your most productive writing process.