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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Clock in, Clock Out - The Writing Life and Schedules - Annie Dilliard

Dead Beat is hard hitting believer in discipline in writing - be at your desk on time, no excuses, no pen pushing, get on with the job at hand. No such thing as Wrtier's Block, don't depend on The Muse. Clock in, clock out.

Anyway he asked Ms Dilliard for her thoughts on the subject.

"I have been looking into schedules. How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends us from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order--willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living. Each day is the same, so you remember the series afterward as a blurred and powerful pattern." ---Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

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