Best Way to Write a Book – Clean the Refrigerator

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
– W. Somerset Maugham

If you remove “novel” and insert “non-fiction book”, there you have me. I’m searching for those three rules. In the meantime, consider me distracted as I prepare my house to be sold, garden for some income, and futz around on Facebook and my blog for ways to meaninglessly fritter my time.

Ah… here’s another good writing quote:

The best way to start writing your book is to go clean your refrigerator.

Scary Refrigerator - from planetgreen.discovery.com

This is called not only being distracted but needing to organize your writing by going through your house and organizing everything else first. The joys…!

I know. I’ve done it. Though it was not the refrigerator that I organized. If I remember correctly, it was the papers on my kitchen table and then all the loose papers in my office. That can take months. Sigh.

Hey. Maybe that’s one of the secrets to writing that book. Go organize your house first!

Now to figure out the other two secrets.

About Mare Cromwell

Mare Cromwell is the award-winning author of "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother" and "If I gave you God's phone number....Searching for Spirituality in America." She is currently working on her third book: "The Great Mother Bible." She has studied with Native American teachers for eighteen years and sits on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings. Mare calls Western Maryland her home. To learn more about her books, go to http://www.pamoonpress.com. (Note: she is a former worm herder. ;~)
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