word slacking

WORD SLACKING: the art of always finding something that must be done BEFORE you can sit down to your writing practice.

If you have guessed that I have started my blog, word whacking, as another way to avoid my writing practice — you’ve guessed right. Yep, this blog is a shameless exercise in “word slacking.” But I have and excuse: sometimes I have a story about writing itself: I want to write about writing; or write about not writing;  or write about others who write about writing. And if I give myself the chance to express these stories around writing, I might actually clear the log-jam of my thoughts and actually get down to writing.

My theory is: if I am going to be a word slacker, then I might as well excel at this age-old art. This blog is my celebration of the unruliness of my bustling, meandering, but well-meaning mind. I am hoping to my trick myself into writing SOMETHING even if it is not the novel, memoir, or essay I have scheduled to write — writing to avoid writing (twisted logic, but it could work, right?). Word whacking is my place to cut loose with word snacks — both humourous and helpful — that will whet my appetite for more writing. I, also, hope sharing my blog with you will bring you yummy refreshment and make your writing day more nourishing and rewarding.

Enjoy!

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