from this week’s Chronicle

A really good piece on getting an academic book out there by Steven Michaels.  I can’t really lay claim to the angst that a lot of writers seem to have–actually typing away is the fun part of the gig.  But the article does have this quote from Thomas Mann that probably applies to architects, auto mechanics, anyone else who is charged with setting their own standards:

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”

I’ll put that in the same league as a quote variously attributed to Hemingway, Joan Didion, and Kurt Vonnegut:

“The secret to writing?  Typing.  Sitting your *ss in the chair and typing.”

Truer words and all that.  Happy Architecture Month…

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