I've written about how I write before, but I've never written about my write file. Tucked into my flash drive is a file I've affectionately named simply write.doc. It's 37 pages long and contains about 12,000 words, approximately half of which I've posted here in my journal. The other 6,000 or so words just sit and wait. They comprise essays that I feel are too political, too boring, too angry or too useless and will probably never see the light of day. There are several tickler paragraphs that could be an interesting start to something, or could just be nothing.
Most of what I post here starts in my "write" file, where I will almost always write a first draft, revise it once or twice over the course of a day or two, and then post. Sometimes it never makes it past draft, and other times it just sits for weeks or months because I can't find the words or time to finish my thoughts.
But that's the great thing about having the journal here @LISNews. I can write about anything that comes to mind over here, and still keep LISNews on topic, this is my MEblog, and LISNews is my WEblog. We blog at LISNews, and I journal here. The separation of church (personal) and state (shared).
So anyways, this is a first and last draft. I'm sitting here with the cat in front of a nice warm fire on my new laptop cleaning up my flash drive, and out came this little essay. It's snowing quite heavily outside, the lights are dim and it's quiet, I'll enjoy this while I can.