Writing and swimming

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pacheco Realty & Financial Services

There is a lot of hard work that goes into a good article or a good blog, for that matter. After all, it takes time to write. More than that, however, it takes quite a bit of concentration and organization for the brain to dictate what to write.

 


As F. Scott Fitzgerald once said:

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. “


 

When you swim under water, you are in a different space. When you write, you take your readers to a different ‘world’ where your ideas reign supreme. And when you hold your breath under water, you are playing with time - for how long can you stay submerged in water? When you labor to excel in your craft, your aim is to be different and to be recognized – essentially, you are taking a risk…and you are holding your breath.

 

 

 Funny, I chanced upon this duck in Lake Elizabeth, wandering about in the waters. Then it suddenly disappeared, only to re-emerge, still bearing that same confidence it had before its dive – probably a result of repetitive practice.

 

For is not writing a habit that sharpens over time? The more adventurous you are, the more risks you take…the better you become at it.

 

 

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Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
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I love to swim, Jane.  I never thought of the similarities of swimming and writing.  When I get in the pool on Friday, I'll be thinking about this post.  :)

Apr 07, 2011 06:22 PM #1
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Connie Harvey
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Jane, so very well put. I struggled with every post 2 and 3 years ago. Now it gets easier and easier!

Apr 14, 2011 06:17 AM #2
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Jane Pacheco
Pacheco Realty & Financial Services - Fremont, CA

Chris,

The similarity is tied along the lines of taking risks. You'll never know what awaits unless you take a deep breath and ... just go for it. Hope you had a nice swim!

 

Jane

Apr 14, 2011 11:58 AM #3
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Jane Pacheco
Pacheco Realty & Financial Services - Fremont, CA

Connie,

Thanks for stopping by. The risks we used to take, are now but habits that come naturally.

 

Jane

Apr 14, 2011 12:00 PM #4
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