Sharpening Pencils

Wednesday 3 April, 2002

07.30 50 mins. Felt stiff and tired this morning and my negativity tried to tell me that it would be hard to continue where I left off yesterday. This is an emotion and I took control of it, which facilitated the change of attitude I need. Emotions and focus are so closely connected that all I need to do to become focused, is to control my emotions (and vice versa).

At the house I began by pottering about as I had done yesterday – start with something simple and ease myself into a productive day. The best writers spend the first hour sharpening their pencils. It is all that is needed to open the floodgates of creativity.

At home I spent the final night in Aubrey’s house.

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