Wednesday, January 05, 2011

I keep forgetting to mention ...

I have been in the throes of epic writer's block: lots of ideas, but the line between brain and fingers has gone dead. (The realization that the rest of the world likely finds this a feature, not a bug, is no help.)

Unaccountably, I have neglected to highlight what has become one of my daily must-reads:

Full disclosure: As part of a recent series on the meaning of Christmas (Parts I, II, III, IV and V), in what can only be termed as a complete lapse of editorial judgment, I was asked to contribute to the series (top of Part IV).

It was a small taste of what being a professional writer must be like: here's a topic, deadline, length and what are you doing standing around?

My piece will, I think, engender unanimous agreement that there is rather more to being a successful writer than just those three coordinates.

Monday, January 03, 2011

What I've been doing instead of blogging

Skiing with the man-child ...

... and walking the dog.