earlier this week, Doug Neill shared a link to a radio interview with Kim Stafford. it’s a worthwhile listen. after i listened, i also watched a seven minute interview. he said something about daily writing that i can’t stop thinking about. he said, if you’ve written that day, no matter what else happens, you can call it a good day, a day well-spent.
i’ve started revising a novel that i wrote before i had any children. it’s an ungainly thing, but on many mornings you can find me up in the quiet house, with a first cup of coffee, and the manuscript in hand. it’s taken a while to adjust my expectations–how much i can get to in a morning, how finished the writing will be. But afterall it was Kim’s dad William Stafford who said if you are writing and you get stuck, lower your standards and keep going.