Yes, this is filled with whisky

Yes, this is filled with whisky

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Have a glorious day

I think this 43-second video is one of the most important things you can watch, and remember.  It's about the creative process

15 comments: said...

So inspirational! Loved, loved, loved it!

Stay warm today, everyone!

french sojourn said...

Yeah...I felt like...I went through still going through that.

The great thing I would add is that in writing you can look back at stuff you wrote before...and cringe.

But that's the's always getting better, what else in life does that...keep writing and's pretty cool to see the advancement we all make incrementally.

Thank you fr posting this reminder...

Write on!

Cheers Hank

Ali Trotta said...

That was beautiful. I think that's so important for everyone who is just starting to hear. And I think, even for a veteran, it's okay to acknowledge that there's still, sometimes, that gap -- between what you imagine and who comes out on the paper. Because, if we're (we're in the general sense) doing it right, we're still learning. And growing.

Thank you for sharing this. I always learn so much for your posts.

Kat Waclawik said...

Thank you. That was beautiful, and exactly what I needed to hear.

I recently started playing my French horn again, after many years away. It's maddening: I still have the ear to know I'm playing poorly, but my lips and lungs won't do what I want them to do. I know from experience the strength and skill will return with practice, so I keep playing despite the splatty notes.

It's nice to know daily writing will eventually yield the same results.

Terri Lynn Coop said...


This gave me a happy.

Right now I am trying something crazy and completely out of my comfort zone and know that the early results are going to be, um, early, but I have to keep at it.


Lance said...

Thank you for this link. It's always good to hear such encouragement from someone like Ira Glass.

Elissa M said...


Your comment plus the fantastically inspirational words in this video made me think.

Just about anyone can make noise come out of a French Horn. (I've even done it.) Just about anyone with a modicum of literacy can form written sentences.

The weird thing is that just about everyone realizes it takes many years of hard work and practice for the horn-noises to become music, but very few seem to grasp that it takes nearly as much effort for the sentences to become good stories.

My writing might be horn blats right now, but practice DOES make perfect. Or at least makes better.

Kristine Poptanich said...

Wow. I needed that today. Thank you.

Juliana Lee said...

Well said, even if I don't want to hear it!

Cindy Schrauben said...

LOVED this! Thanks for posting. Just what I needed to hear.

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

Janet, I wuv you.
You say just the 'write' words at just the 'write' times.
A big sloppy smooch to you.

jack welling said...

You are a goddess. Thanks.

Darshana said...

loved this. something i so needed to hear.

Sunny Acres said...

I can't tell you how much I appreciated Ira's words. Now I know that my stack of unpublished novels weren't a waste of time.

Am I there yet? January 1 might give me a clue. :)

Meg Miller said...

I needed this today! Thank you!! :)