“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed” – Ernest Hemingway
It’s been a good week. Words have been written! I’ve managed to produce at least 500 words a day. It feels great to have words written, but really, I’m just happy to have managed to show up at my writing desk everyday
So what has brought on this change? Well, I follow Anne Lamott on Twitter and lately she’s been writing a lot about shitty first drafts and how difficult it is to get them out. Now if an excellent, established writer like Anne Lamott struggles with every first draft, who am I to expect things to be easy?
What I’ve Been Working On
- I published a blog post: Joy in Translation
- I’m finally working on finishing a short story that I started last June but abandoned because I need to brush up on my knowledge of the 2nd Chimurenga.
- I’m revising an essay on kurova guva that I will be submitting soon to journals
Writing Lesson of the Week
Favorite links this Week
- “I am Biff”: A tribute piece to one of my favourite cricketers, Graeme Smith, who just retired from international cricket.
- African Writing: Fact, Fiction or Faction
- ‘Unproductive Anxiety’ And The Solo Act Of Essay Writing: NPR piece on the changes to the SAT
Write on Chido! Write on!