Yesterday, I struggled for a long time trying to figure out how to spell “everything”. Was there an “e” after the “v”? Later, I realized this might be an indication that my coffee-fueled paragraphs are not quite as polished as they feel at 5am.
In Robert Olen Butler’s From Where You Dream, he advocates for writing in a half-asleep early morning haze. Before you’ve checked the news (this morning I woke up wondering if Trump was still President. Turns out, unfortunately, he is) or your email or even had coffee (can’t take it that far), just write. That writing is more intuitive, natural, playful, and authentic.
So, I’ll think about that when I wonder, as I’m nursing Simon, if I shouldn’t wait to write anything until I remember how to spell “everything.”