From My Journal (2/18)

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From Big Sky Buckeye

A writer’s creativity surely benefits from staying within certain guardrails, without extinguishing its fire.

Do you write a daily journal?  This inspiring thought comes from my journal, and much of what is written in my journal comes from reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts.  Thanks to many of you for adding so much to my journal.

(Updated February 18)

4 thoughts on “From My Journal (2/18)

  1. This reminded me of one of my favorite passages from Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life:

    “A schedule defends 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 peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.”

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    • Linda, thank you for sharing this excerpt from Anne Dillard’s book. I’ve read a few of her quotes, but I have yet to read one of her books. She is quite a writer, and her reflections are inspiring and encouraging.


  2. That’s a lovely thought. Staying inside the guard rails, without extinguishing the fires. I did once journal. I just can’t seem to get back there. I do record some important events in my journal though here and there.

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