Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sticky writing fail

I sat down to work on a piece for Phaith this weekend, opened my favorite drafting software to find a blank document titled "Phaith February" containing only this text:

Centering prayer…somewhere on a sticky you have an outline for this!

Really? Because I have no idea on earth where it might be stuck….

At least one advantage of typewriters (besides their inability to entangle you in the Interwebs when you are struggling to write) is that you can't archive snark in them.

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth your brilliance on my dense intellect...


  1. This made me LOL, literally! :)

  2. It made me laugh...I went on to write about resources for prayer, and will try to find the sticky before tacking centering prayer!

  3. I love Centering Prayer. Both the formal, learned practice and also the gentle, life-enriching integration it has had in my life.

    And, I love the twists and turns of your writing life that bring such laughter with the insights!

  4. Been there, done that! Too many software options with 1 or 2 outlines in them. I find stuff after I've given up and reinvented the wheel. Your idea of dropping the topic until you find the sticky was a good one!