many things make a post
and we trimmed it

up with figs, the horror

Once upon a time, Lisa and Adrienne worked for the same alternative newsweekly. Now, both spend their respective days mining their creative souls and leading hermit-like lives. And so an idea was hatched. Every week, one would send the other a sketch - either in illustration or word form - and the other would make a companion sketch. The result would be posted on both their blogs every week, just for grins. Even if the result isn't award-worthy, the exercise might make both minds more nimble. Hopefully.

The horror

I haven’t told you my other method for dealing with writer’s block. I give myself a choice — I can either write whatever needs to be written or complete some odious task, like scrubbing the innards of the refrigerator or washing all of the upstairs windows or cleaning around the 9-year old Boy’s bed, including the crack between the frame and the mattress, which is where all of the extra-grody stuff lives. Nearly every single time I’ll just sit down and write. And, even if instead choose the odious task, at least there’s one less odious task on my list. It’s a win no matter what.

Text ©Adrienne Martini; illustration ©Lisa Horstman. Until the end of time. Or something.


Love this philosophy. Could be applied to any work task that you might do from home. Would have been especially helpful when writing my dissertation.

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