Something’s lost, and your first thought—your basic instinct—is to look for it. You’re ready to start rummaging about. To hunt for it in a random, and increasingly frenetic, fashion. To ransack your own house.
This is the most common mistake people make.
And it can doom their search from the start.
PZ Meyers posts his 3rd grade class picture:
And for you younger readers, I have to tell you�that buck-toothed kid with the crewcut in the middle row is still here. All of us greying geezers still have a little boy or girl somewhere inside us, and there are still days when we�re a little dismayed that we�re not going to have recess after lunch, or that we don�t get to go home to mom and dad anymore. Youth is never really gone, it just gets buried under layers of new stuff as time goes by.You will feel more comfortable if you remove some of those layers from time to time….even if a tear or two flows.
And good advice at that. Thanks to Jen for pointing out this excellent piece on How to be Creative by Hugh Macleod the proprietor of Gaping Void.
Ok, if that is not enough of a hook then go find the section on sex and cash.