10.10.2012

dispatches from a quiet place, part 2


note to self
(posted above my writing desk)

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  1. Thanks for the reminder on this.

    Did you get it from his Twitter feed? A friend sent a link to it - three posts that went like this:

    If you want to make something last in literature, then work your ass off to say something that matters.

    If it doesn’t work out, doesn’t last, who the fuck cares? At least you said something true, or as true as you could make it.

    Open up your mouth and scream, and then keep screaming. I wish more literature did that.


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    1. Y'know, I don't actually remember where I got it. Clearly it must have originated in his Twitter feed, but I don't follow him on Twitter, so I'm not sure where I ran across it. (You know me and quotes, I grab 'em all over the place.)

      Thank you for sharing the other posts though - I love the whole thing.

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  2. Yeah, I forget what got to him, but he was a bit pissed off about something, and out of it came that jewel.

    You could say he took his own advice. :-)

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    1. Good morning, my dear. Tagged you in a blogging game and (no pressure) would love it if you gave some thought to playing.

      xx

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  4. Have you read his books? I've only read the one, but I have another, and will be getting more and reading them all as soon as I can.

    Ship Breaker is phenomenal.

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    1. Ship Breaker JUST came into the library for me, so I'll be starting it tomorrow. Now I'm pumped. I started Windup Girl but it didn't hit me at the right time, so I put it down for later. Someday...

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  5. Great quote, but I'm really not one for a bunch of screaming, LOL. I'd rather just have some nice peace and quiet like you're currently experiencing. ;^)

    Tremendous best wishes to you! I hope everything's going fabulous, Kiddo!!!

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    1. Well, the screaming's all in my head... :) It only looks quiet in here!

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  6. I wish there was room to scream. Most of us find it so disconcerting that we rebel against it, but sometimes I feel like if only I had the space to scream in, I would. For awhile anyway.

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    1. No kidding. It was easier when we were little and tantrums were expected, if not encouraged. I can't remember the last time I actually yelled. Singing loudly - REALLY loudly - sometimes has a similar effect, though. Depending on the song. :)

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  7. Pleased to meet you too, Jessica. (By way of darling Suze.) I like what you're doing here. Have been reading your posts, many to which I thoroughly relate. Especially the not writing and not commenting admonishments, and, OH!, the anxiety!

    We're both in New England, close by. Hope you weathered sweet Sandy well. Adding you to my writerly circle. ;)

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    1. Nice to meet you as well! And I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with anxiety, and with stress about not writing and not commenting... sometimes I honestly have no idea how everyone else is staying on top of things! :)

      No Sandy damage to report here. Hope all ended up well for you, too. Between the earthquake and the hurricane, I hope we've covered all the natural-disaster-bases for this year, at least...

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