Process and Habits

“Process saves us from the poverty of our intentions.”
—  Elizabeth King

“There would be no book if it weren’t for that quote.”
So said Seth Godin in his interview with Tim Farris. Tim’s interviews last about 90 minutes. You can scratch off 15 minutes if you skip the promos and perhaps you can get down to an hour or so if you find a transcript to read it. But in any case, I found it to be an interesting well worth it interview.

So what does that have to do with us? We all have a process of typing a page. Type a Page Every Day. make a One Typed Page. This is also a habit. One I don’t have yet. I am working on it. And I remain amazed by those of you whose writings appear each day. You and I do not have to be like Isaac Asimov. He published 400 books. They were the result of a writing habit. Every day or every workday he would type for six hours. Didn’t matter if they were good or not. He typed for six hours every day. Later on, he would throw out the bad stuff and keep the good stuff for publishing. You type that much you are going to have good stuff. Or so they say. I have yet to get to that place.

I need to work on my typewriter. As in work on the physical machine and work out keeping the line advance. I know what the problem is. Now to fix it so I can type some more.

— MichaelRpdx :: ih3k

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