There was a significant difference between thinking and writing. Writing wasn’t just the translation of interesting ideas to paper. It was its own kind of thinking, which seemed to kick in only when the pen made contact with the page, or her fingers touched the keyboard.
-Ted Dekker (The Bride Collector)
This resonated with me. I’ve been doing lots of thinking lately, but my life is so full that none of that thinking translates into writing. Maybe I need to start thinking in key words instead of complete, well-designed sentences. Then I can sit down at my computer and put the words together in a place where they can be reread and edited. If I could download an app that would pull words out of my silent head while I work… this blog would be a lot fuller and more interesting.
But… whatever. The way I see it, crafting a beautiful sentence is never a waste – even if no one ever reads it.