write something every. single. day.
|What is the 5-5-5 rule: |
500 words a day or 5 pages of edits,
five days a week.
And I keep a blank book in the living room on the couch where I read, crochet and watch moves and very little TV. It has notes, ideas, thought bombs, song titles, movie titles, quotes, silly stuff, movie lines, books I want to buy and lots of other things I want to remember.
In the past three years I filled at least five of these blank books. Scribbles become prose. Ideas for stories like High Street, were drafted. Even Goo and Boozer, a sci-fi short story is being written this way... small scribbles and dialog.
My husband doesn't even know how many of my books were born there on the couch, sitting with him. It's a mystery. But it works.
Back when I wrote that phrase mental midgets I laughed. It sounded crazy. I kept the book title under wraps. Mental Midgets, what does it mean? It's absurd. It's maybe funny, kinda. It's not about small people. But it is about how our minds work, how our memory functions, and how it seems to me, at least, our brain capacity is slowly shrinking, and memories get smaller and smaller.
This is a one sentence (short) book description:
What I didn't know in 02018 was I'd create this book NOW. It seemed urgent. It is urgent. Yes, Trump has ignited many of us awake in a new way.
AND yup. The book is short as in page count but not in content!
11-11 -11 is the anniversary of the very first book I did for BLUE HAND BOOKS! It was John Christian Hopkin's book Twilight of the Gods!