“…put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.” Steven King On Writing.
I like to read, to explore ideas, to connect what I read in the paper…to the novel I just finished…to the interesting piece on the radio…to the Bible and spiritual truth, and then I write about my observations, conclusions and questions. It is the writing process that clarifies my thinking.
The result is that I live in my head for many hours each day which can result in the unnoticed but persistent crawl of the desk from which I observe life into the center of the life I’m supposed to be living. What point is there in thinking or writing about life if I don’t make the time to live it?
This weekend is for living.
The thinking and writing will come later.
How are you living this weekend?