What writer hasn’t made a butt-load of lists in their life? I think it sort of goes hand in hand with the whole “I’m a writer” gig.
Thanks to the magic of Twitter, I was led to this writers “list of lists” (The (Nearly) Ultimate Resource: 176 Tips for Writers) and thought it was a hoot because, frankly, I’ve done quite a few of them myself, although not all of them, but one of them hit home particularly hard:
65. Approach writing with gratitude, not just with a ‘must do this’ attitude.
Considering this IS my evil day job, and I spend anywhere from eight to fourteen hours a day doing it, there is the rare occasion I whine, “Man, why the hell isn’t this scene coming together!” I mean, yes, I’m living my dream, working my dream job, no complaints there overall. But the big picture sometimes gets lost.
So today, I’m going to quit reading lists and following links (yet another tip on the list) and get back to work with an attitude of gratitude. (I actually think that last part was a line from The Secret, but hey, it works.)