Be thinking about this question as you read...
Alderwood Barnes and Noble is just SO clever! Look at this totally cool display!
All those crinkly pieces of paper are old lottery tickets.
They have this hand written sign taped on the window...
Last Stop: UNVERSITY BOOK STORE
My last reading was at UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE in Mill creek.
They are all UBER booksellers there.I gave them a box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts so they were very happy I came.
I met more bloggers and AW'ers and talked about LOTTERY and writing and cabbages and kings...
My room in Mukilteo helped me not miss ORION. I did still miss the muses and Gordon.
I had fun looking out the window.
And I got to thinking.
Which can be useful as a writer.
Those guys in wetsuits are attached to long lines that supply air - They're learning to be technical divers. Lots of cool machinery and dials. Lots of standing around drinking coffee. Those divers are sent out to practice being underwater. You see you don't know if you can handle it until you do it...
The key to being a writer is to...
You need lots of hours underwater to be a diver.
And you need lots of butt in chair to be a writer.
You find really cool stuff.