Zen and the Art of Writing for the first time, and saw him saying the same thing. I wasn't alone. Here was another person who felt the burden to write, not just the drive or interest.
"I have learned, on my journeys, that if I let a day go by without writing, I grow uneasy. Two days and I am in tremor. Three and I suspect lunacy. Four and I might as well be a hog, suffering the flux in a wallow. An hour's writing is tonic. I'm on my feet, running in circles, and yelling for a clean pair of spats (Zen and the Art of Writing)."
Wow, I am not alone. He goes on to compare himself to a landmine that he jumps out of bed and steps on it, then spend the day putting the pieces back together after the explosion. He invites us to jump, and I am going to.
It is time to step on a landmine.
Practicing Zen and the Art of Writing
I have decided to spend a year with Ray Bradbury, writing every day with the goal of finishing a short story a week. I am going to use the principles and exercises in the book to perfect my craft, and hopefully pay homage to Ray Bradbury in the process.
I will chronicle my process here with the tag Zen and the Art of Writing, and I will post the stories that come out of the process.
I invite you to join me in the journey. I will start Monday, June 11th to make my first short. I will spend the weekend rereading Zen and the Art of Writing, maybe get a couple lists ready.
Are you in? Writing for no less than 1 hour a day with the goal of finishing 1 short story a week.
My name is C.E. Dorsett, and I am a scifi/fantasy writer. I have written the books Shine Like Thunder and The Chain, just to name a couple. I am really a builder of worlds from the wuxia inspired, scifi setting Our Solemn Hour to the dark fantasy of Dragons of Night. My writing is influenced by writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Charlaine Harris, Alice Hoffman, Armistead Maupin, Frank Herbert, E E Doc Smith and Robert E Howard. I love to tell stories and talk with my readers.