Write something stupid


This has been a difficult week and this morning I asked for an extension in my deadline for the Gore bio. I hate asking for extensions. I feel like a failure when I can’t accomplish things.

I am too hard on myself. And I know that we all are.


I thought I’d get some inspiration for myself, and you, readers, from a pro. Here goes.

“Convince yourself that you are working in clay not marble, on paper not eternal bronze; let that first sentence be as stupid as it wishes. No one will rush out and print it as it stands. Just put it down; then another.” — Jacques Barzun, historian and essayist.

(More about the sculptor in the photo above here.)