Novel Thoughts

At work on Silent as a Gun. Some thoughts gleaned this morning from Shambala Sun: Traditional Buddhist texts list Five Hindrances that block success: Desire. Aversion. Sloth and Torpor. Restlessness. Doubt. All of these assail the writer–assail me–as the task of writing a novel looms.
A sudden thought: All of our characters feel these things, too. Let’s use ’em. This post doesn’t count as working on the novel because–say it together: ALL THAT COUNTS IS WORD COUNT!
Now, lets hit those keys.

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