Friday, June 8, 2012

Bobby Van, and How Writing is a Marathon, Not A Sprint

It has been a while since I gave you a video clip. 

I was just thinking about this Bobby Van number from Small Town Girl, and how it's exactly what it feels like to be an writer these days.  Sometimes we see people doing everything all at once at full throttle, and it's like watching Bobby Van.

But the thing to remember is that, even though most of us can't do this for more a 15 seconds or so at a time, even Bobby Van did not do this in one take.  He had enthusiasm, and physical strength and talent, but he also trained for it and had a ton of support in filming it.

Writing is a marathon, not a sprint.  You can't keep that up forever.   Don't kick yourself if you need more than one take.  And maybe it's time to stop hopping and start strolling.

See you in the funny papers.


D K Thomas said...

Hi Camille, just a quick note to let you know that I chose you in my post for The Versatile Blogger Award. Here's the link: Thanks

The Daring Novelist said...

Oh, thanks, DK!

I don't do "pass it along" awards myself, but I am always pleased to be recognized.