Feel the hard things, focus and write.
Sometimes you need a push, a big one, not a nudge.
After a week of online writing classes, two (what was I thinking?), I felt drained, ready to throw the pen, shut the laptop down.
I needed to get still for a day, shut out the noise on the TV and my head.
If you’re lucky, it’s in those times when the universe, sends you messages and you listen.
The first message was a quote from Stephen King:
I shared the quote on the closed Facebook group for the writers online class. If I felt like I couldn’t go on, I was sure others might feel that way, too. Many did.
The second quote came from a manifesto written by Courtney E. Martin. I read this article today, by Maria Popova, in her weekly Sunday newsletter, the wonderful Brain Pickings. Go to her site to read her inspiring post.
The poster is available through Etsy with proceeds benefiting Hedgebrook, a writers residency program. On Popova’s site, there are three different illustrations with links to purchase a framed poster.
Have a great week and keep creating!
Brain Pickings website: Creative Resilence and the Artist Duty