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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Chapter Talks To Me

and says "it's time to begin me now. Don't bother finishing anything else. I know you're a day from finishing that other chapter, but I'm what you need to be working on. I have ideas in me you never dreamed of in all your imagining."

And I have to resist that seductive call because I have to write what I'm writing now. The claims of future work have to be deferred to the right moment.

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