Frost on Writing: How Not to Lose Pressure


Have you ever talked yourself out of an idea by talking too much about it? Discussion is fine, and there are times you can work your way through a tangle with conversation, but every time you open you mouth, you risk letting in enough air to blow out the spark - especially in the project's earliest days.

Since I enjoyed yesterday's Robert Frost poem so much, I'm sharing his thoughts on the topic:

"Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes all the pressure off the second."


I'm also keeping quiet about my current project. :)

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