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Get Your A(bleep) in the Chair

writeeverdayAfter ten years and just as many moves, I had to break down and buy a new chair for my office. The old one is raggedy. It squeaks. Wobbles. And it’s literally being held together by a screw. This chair has been with me while I logged countless writing hours, so I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out. It now has a home beneath the desk that gets less use. I suppose I’ll put it out to pasture eventually. When it has no legs to stand on 😉

Sitting here rocking back in forth (and not hearing a thing or having to reposition my keyboard cause I’ve wobbled one direction or another) in my new chair it makes me think that the key to writing is really about two things: a chair and your a(bleep) and getting your a(bleep) inside it.

Life interferes if we let it. Fear blocks our ambitions if we let it. But if we can just sit and write – the creativity will come. Even if it’s been eight hours, your strung out on caffeine and all you’ve got is one measly sentence. Well, at least you’ve got something.

Check out Cathy Yardley’s book Write Every Day. She suggests that you’ve got to treat your writing like any other habit you do every day. She has some great pointers on why you’re writing maybe stalled and how to fix it.

Oh, if you’re in need of a new office chair, but don’t want to break the bank, check out Big Lots. They have full-back mesh chairs for 45 bucks. And they’re comfy.

 

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