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As many of you know, I am writing a book and whenever I take to my blog to write about it, it means that I have hit a snag. The snag is me. I need to force myself back into my groove; writing everyday at least one thousand words. All that needs to be done is for me to sit in front of the computer and type. On a good note; I have someone who is currently reading the novel in progress and so far she loves it. Hooray for her and hooray for me. One caveat; she is a family member, the brilliant, talented artist Nancy, our cousin, so she is being kind but she still loves it.

Now why did I title this post “Inspiration derived from a young Earnest”? I am reading The Paris Wife; the marriage between Hadley and Earnest Hemingway and their married life in Paris. So far I am reading about how difficult it was for Earnest Hemingway to get his momentum going and his groove, I am nowhere in the world comparing myself to Earnest Hemingway, but if a brilliant writer can have a time with his writing then I can let myself off the hook just a little bit when I feel depressed and stressed because I hit a bump/snag in my own progress. I don’t know why I’m not feeling it to write Madeleine and Jack out of Paris, but I am.

I need to kick myself in the pants and get down to work. Tomorrow is another day and if Earnest can do it then so can I, minus the drinking and the smoking.