Typing Fingers, Thought-Out Brain

Ink and graphite on watercolor journal page. © Quinn McDonald, 2012.

After getting up at 5 a.m. this morning, I did three coaching sessions, then spent the rest of the afternoon writing seven articles (about 5,000 words in total) for three different clients.

That many words (5,000) is about the length of a book chapter. I did not write a single word in the book today. I’m not sorry about that.

Writing for clients serves a very important purpose in my life: it helps me pay my mortgage and my health insurance, which is now more expensive than my mortgage.

But it made me think of the quote by Henry David Thoreau:

“The price of anything is the amount of your life you exchange for it.”   Indeed.

-Quinn McDonald is a writer. She’s working on a book and about six other projects. So far, her head has not popped off and rolled on the floor, but she’s got a roll of duct tape on her desk, just in case.

6 thoughts on “Typing Fingers, Thought-Out Brain

  1. So if you are really wrapped up in, say, fear, and you let fear take over part of your day because you don;t like to give presentations, then the cost of not learning how to give a presentation is all the time you spend feeling fearful about it, worrying, but not working on your speaking skills. When you could have been doing something more meaningful – which would be just about anything…

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