In a time when so much strife and division seems to be surrounding this country, the world, it is sometimes difficult to understand what there is to celebrate…
You have to like what you are writing before anyone else can. Forget the grade, the publisher, the stats and just write because you love to write.
Stephen King's advice, however, doesn't just apply to writing, it applies to life.
When you reflect on 2020, think long and hard over the entirety of it and not just one aspect.
Just like the streaking lights of a meteor shower, our time with our kids is fleeting, brightening our little corner of the world for a brief moment before spreading out into the universe.
Whatever motivates you, define it. Then, write it down so you can look at it when you feel a bit lost. This is your guiding light, the north on your compass.
I would describe current events as an indoor roller-coaster; you know nothing about what is up ahead, just hang on for dear life and pray the handlebar is snapped securely into place. Of course the entire time you’re screaming at the top of your lungs to get off this insane ride.
Today is DAY 1 of working from home, something that many in the country have been doing for a week now, some even longer. I have been awake for approximately thirty minutes and already I feel disoriented as chaos spills in upon what is usually my “quiet time.” The two college students, who are now… Continue reading Society Disrupted
As I entered the paper goods aisle I was confronted by section after section of empty space. Other shoppers were in the aisle looking just as awestruck as I. Fortunately, a couple of large cardboard boxes held a dozen packs of the super generic brand of the commodity that had overnight become more precious than gold.
Perhaps the solution is in making writing a part of life instead of a luxury in life, making it a habit instead of a hobby.
Sometimes dinner is just a crappy $5 pizza, but sometimes it’s a grilled steak. Likewise, sometimes we only get a few minutes to enjoy a little time for ourselves, and sometimes we get a whole day. The important thing is that you do it and that you make it count.