Wednesday, September 15, 2010

No Mile Along The Journey Is Wasted

How does taking a family trip compare with a writer's journey? I hope you'll pop over to the blog of my editor and friend, Barbara Scott, to read my thoughts on the process. And come back here tomorrow for my regular post.

5 comments:

Carol J. Garvin said...

As I began reading your article over on Barbara Scott's blog I had to laugh. Not long ago I was complaining on my own blog about holiday trips with my husband, going from point A to B in the shortest possible time, and having to snap hasty photographs through the windshield because I couldn't get him to stop long enough for a well composed picture!

The joy of reaching a destination is indeed enriched by the experience of the journey, in life *and* in writing. Thanks for a good, thought-provoking post.

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Carol. Because I was always in a hurry to "get there," one Christmas my kids gave me a book that described historic markers throughout Texas...because they knew I'd never stop to let their mother read them.

Erin MacPherson said...

Ugh. Family trips. We just went to the beach (Port Aransas) last weekend and I wish I had read this before I went... cause, yes, we were in a HURRY to go go go. Anyway, I got your book in the mail today...yahoo!!! Can't wait to crack it open after the kids go down!

Richard Mabry said...

Erin, Reading the post wouldn't have helped unless you could translate the warning to slow down and enjoy into action.
Glad you have the book. Enjoy.

Erin MacPherson said...

Ugh. Family trips. We just went to the beach (Port Aransas) last weekend and I wish I had read this before I went... cause, yes, we were in a HURRY to go go go. Anyway, I got your book in the mail today...yahoo!!! Can't wait to crack it open after the kids go down!