i have a separate Everything mailing list where i send out news about (not) writing the sober book i’m (apparently) working on. today’s email for the Everything list (and this happens often) is about how writing is like sobriety. Here’s a quote:
i may not be a writer. yet. (“i’m not a sober person, i’m a wine drinker” i said). i may feel like writing is something i need to drag myself to do. (“i’ll just quit for 30 days and then see how i feel.”) … and it isn’t something that i wake up wanting to do. when left to my own devices, i’d rather be baking. (sobriety isn’t something I woke up wanting to do. when left to my own devices, i’d rather have been drinking.)
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