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Thought of the Day

“The hardest lesson to learn is the one you preach to others.”

~ D. W. Good

 

See my post about Time to Write, and understand that I just spent two hours watching the season finally of The Voice with disappointing results. Would have been happier wrestling with my story for two hours.


Quote of the Day

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou


Quote of the Day

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway


And Now ~ My Theme Song

I Live in a Split Level Head (link will take you to You Tube)

By: Napoleon XIV

I’ve lived in apartments, I´ve lived in a home
I traveled in trailers when I used to roam
But now in these places you won´t have me dead
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

I do what I want to, no worries, no care
If anyone bugs me I climb up my stairs
Way up to a level where I feel no threat
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

If you´re trying something, I couldn’t care less
I don´t rush for buses and trains are a mess
There´s no one to care for, I don´t need a bed
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

I like how I´m living, I´m nobody´s slave
My head´s above water, so don´t make a wave
There are no doors to lock and no dogs to be fed
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

So why should I move when the neighborhood´s right?
No taxes to pay and no landlord to fight
Now I call this living, what´s more, like I said
´Cause I’m happy I live in a split-level head

Now you keep your ulcers, your ills, and what, too
You sure couldn’t have them and live like I do
You think I have problems, but you do instead
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

I live with two people, I like both of them
He likes both of me and I like both of him
They´re my alter-ego and to them I´m wed
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

There´s no simple status in my neighborhood
And that kind of thinking, I think it´s so good
And I don´t take the lead when I like to be led
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

Thank you.


Just the Way it is.

“A man who is not born with the novel-writing gift has a troublesome time of it when he tries to build a novel. I know this from experience. He has no clear idea of his story; in fact he has no story. He merely has some people in his mind, and an incident or two, also a locality, and he trusts he can plunge those people into those incidents with interesting results. So he goes to work. To write a novel? No–that is a thought which comes later; in the beginning he is only proposing to tell a little tale, a very little tale, a six-page tale. But as it is a tale which he is not acquainted with, and can only find out what it is by listening as it goes along telling itself, it is more than apt to go on and on and on till it spreads itself into a book. I know about this, because it has happened to me so many times.”

Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson and Other Tales

“Man…you said it all!”

~ D. W. Good, Trying to spread his six-page tale into a book.