Monday, October 19, 2015
Rewriting the past
by Meredith Cole
If I could go back and tell myself to do something different with my writing five years ago, I would say, "Write more!!!"
This is of course easy to say to my past self. But I was easily distracted 5 or so years ago. We had just moved back to Virginia and bought a house. I had discovered that I really loved to garden. Flowers, anyway. So on lovely evenings in the warm weather, I would find myself digging and planting outside rather than hunched over my computer.
Would I prefer to have more finished books than a bank full of phlox. Well, no. But I guess what I really want is both. I mean, I'm lecturing my former self, after all, so why be realistic? Plant flowers and then write. Or write first and then plant flowers. But whatever you do, "Write more!!!"