When Writing Is Work: Finding the Fun Again
Yesterday I got to take my stand-up paddle board out for a jaunt on Lake Sumner in New Mexico. It was a gorgeous day – warm and still, the water cool but not freezing. To my delighted surprise, I hadn’t lost my skill with it since last fall. Rather, I’d improved! My balance and strength are much better. I even discovered what should have been a no-brainer, that the way I distribute my weight on the board contributes to the direction I turn as much as the paddling. There’s a joy in both doing the work and in discovering I’ve improved, as much as in the simpler aspects of the sun, peace, and water.
Our topic this week is along those lines. The Business of Writing: How Do You Separate out the Work of Writing from the Pleasure of Writing? I’m talking about how I’m finding the fun again. Come on over to hear my tale!