top of page


I have been fighting with chapter 10 all week. I write something and the writing responds by being banal, redundant, and verbose. How RUDE! This makes me very grumpy.

Most days, though, I push through even though the push may result in a whole lot of nothing.

This morning, mind fresh, I cleaned up much of the repetition and some gaps in the plot. Earlier this week, I clawed and grasped for the right words or the right action. Today, everything just flowed.

Ironically, I only wrote 626 words today. I eradicated about 1,000 superfluous, rambling, and flatulent words. Yes, flatulent!

There is so much still to do, but that’s the writing game. Remember the old adage, How do you eat an elephant? Interestingly, Bishop Desmond Tutu is the creator of that classic aphorism.

Today’s Word:

prolix [ proh-liks, proh-liks ]


1. extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy. <--this describes my whole week!

2. (of a person) given to speaking or writing at great or tedious length

10 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All



bottom of page