Tomorrow never comes

At around the midpoint of my 40s I felt myself standing at the proverbial fork in the road contemplating my path forward.

These were the questions I asked myself:

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Published writing, then and now

I found a passage in a book which was published before blogging was invented that suits me perfectly.

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9. Vacation side note: writing surrounded by beauty

Here’s another interruption in the chronological documentation of our vacation memories. Today, I want to capture my writing habit. It’s like an obsession, or an addiction (and many of you can probably identify).

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8.1 Vacation memories: after arrival in the village

We took our kids from Toronto, Canada to Switzerland on vacation. This is our adventure.

This is a multi-part series. Scroll down to the end of this post for a list of the previous stories in chronological order.

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I’m going to write less and share some photos to illustrate a bit of our evening on our first night in the tiny village here in the Italian part of the Swiss mountains.

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How do writers capture, and maintain, their readers interests?

I read a lot. I suppose most of us who write, or like to write, do the same.

Here’s a thought about that:

Not all reading material we pick up we end up enjoying.

Am I right?

I have come across quite a few blog posts in recent days on this topic. It preoccupies me, but not in the way you might expect. There are always more books you can get your hands on, more reading material. These days, fresh topics are literally within reach of the palm of your hand. A click away.

But does this mean you always enjoy reading what you picked? People like Deb and LA talk about this in their blogs, as do many others.

I think about reading in conjunction with writing. Often, reading something is what inspires me to write something.

But I want to dig a little deeper:

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