Thursday, March 05, 2009


At work this week, I've been working on what I call a "ground up" brief. That means it deals with an issue or issues that I've never written up before, so I can't cannibalize older briefs when putting together. It's exciting and interesting, but it can also be a royal pain in the ass. Research leads you down dead ends and writer's block lurks around every corner. And, unlike when I'm working on the novel, I can't break through it by just making shit up!

So, imagine what I felt like when I got home, mentally burned out, checked my Email and found this bit of wisdom waiting for me:

Law is a bottomless pit; it is a cormorant, a harpy that devours everything. - Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)
That about sums it up. Shit!

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