The preface to a book I started to read. What have you done to further your goal, in this case writing a story? Googling how to books and buying a book on writing won't advance my story. Putting off the process until next week, next month, next year won't advance the story. Reminding myself that everybody thinks they can write and who do I think I am anyway is just another defense mechanism. Pearls of wisdom do come from unusual places. The book, walking in circles before lying down, Merrill Markoe. The story of a woman who will eventually be able to hear dogs talking. I've not read too far into it yet, but it has hooked me.
What I have learned, it is best to write what you know. I may have to scratch the opening scene. What do I know about a group of lifelong friends and women friends at that? Only what I've read. We shall see where my mind wanders.
I've also learned that playing with the Tornado globe won't help either. It'll pass some time but not advance my story.
Found at the airport in Oklahoma City. A disclosure as I feel a bit guilty at playing with a tornado, one of natures most destructive forces. I have the utmost respect for tornadoes and the people who have suffered and lost property or loved ones to their destructive forces.