Focus

Focus

I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or other employments that would divert his attention, makes the execution of that same plan his sole study and business.

– Benjamin Franklin

I don’t know about great changes, but I’ve really got to get this book finished. I got a little push from an unexpected source the other night, and it’s pretty clear that I need to spend the next month and a half making sense of Found Objects, the novel I workshopped at Taos last year. (My earliest notes on it are dated June 2005.) I had been avoiding it for a while because until last week I wasn’t sure what kind of book it wanted to be, but I think I know now.

I asked Twitter for help yesterday, and with your help I have A Plan. I have historically been very good at Making Plans and very bad at sticking to them. If you catch me doing anything other than working on this particular thing between now and July, feel free to flog me.

2 thoughts on “Focus

  1. Plans are good. Sticking to them can be tough, but worth it. I will flog if necessary. *grin* Happy writing!

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