5000 words don’t make a story.

In a mass production economy, the more things that are produced equals the greater the income. A number of acceptable products put out as quickly as possible creates a bigger paycheck I guess. It works for many. I mean, if I’ve spent twenty minutes getting to the end of an article that tells me the best habits to make me productive, how can I not clap?

I don’t want to write those kinds of pieces. I don’t often feel that my longer pieces have value. Even if I have spent hours or days putting them together, I reread them and they bore me. They sit for a while and usually get deleted. After all, if someone wants to deep-dive into an idea, why should they get the information second, third, or fourth hand from me?

Maybe I’m a ‘word-snob’. I want to pack information and feeling into as small a package as possible.

A few lines with the right words, maybe a pertinent quote, and a picture/image that fits and adds to the total meaning. That is how I like to communicate.

I write from an emotional interest level ideally. The heart, the Muse, whatever governs emotional content, is vital to my writing. It doesn’t count the words, only the ‘meaning’.

I may never make the ‘Big Bucks’ of the word-counters, but I can live with that and know that I ‘did it my way’. I show up in the world as only I can and accept the treasures both small and large.

Dana Sanford
2019

P.S.

(can you do a postscript to a blog post?)

I am essentially a poet.
Ideas, distilled to their meaning
are similar to vitamin pills
condensed to only that
which is vital to life
and meaning.

I would place my thoughts
before you
to be taken in
to swim with your being.
Take then as needed
with a glass of water.

Thank You
D.S.

Poet. Philosopher. A sense of Humor. 60 years ago I rode the winds at the top of a tall cottonwood. Buy me a coffee @ https://ko-fi.com/danasanford

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