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For the past few months, in a frankly indefensible violation of my own productivity principles (o hypocrisy! how bitter – albeit with a kind of karmic-justice, cosmic-balance sort of tang – thy fruit!), I’ve let my daily writing / weekly poem discipline slip.
It’s been grimly amusing to observe the effects of the lapse. The consequence has been something [ . . . ]
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I’ve often written, on this blog and elsewhere, about the utility of routine: the good habits that let you get over the getting-started hump or past the blank-page anxiety and into your creative stride.
When I started this blog, more than a year ago now, I set myself a somewhat punishing daily-posting schedule. For a while, I [ . . . ]
→ Read More: If not now, when?
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Today is the first time in a long while that I feel I’ve almost caught up with myself: no longer rushing from one seemingly urgent task to the next in a process of perpetual triage.
I don’t know why I should have this sudden sense of breathing space, because I still have the usual stacked-up pile of things [ . . . ]
→ Read More: A delicate hint
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It’s almost certainly churlish of me to complain about the Internet, since it provides me with such a fruitful canvas for creativity – and expressing creativity is one of the things that really makes my life feel worth living. However, in the spirit of a typical ungrateful human, complain I will.
The biggest problem I have with my life [ . . . ]
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