Inspiration of the day is courtesy of Stephen King. I have been reading his stufff since I was small (and probably should have been reading Nancy Drew instead). I have found over the years that whenever I have gotten stuck in life and taken a few moments of a ‘time-out’, the way he puts together words have been inspiring.
Today is no different.
Writing and editing the memoir I am working on has been tough the last few days. It has punched and kicked back at me, and today I have felt defeated by it. That is until I was reading Mr. King’s book On Writing.
“You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness or even despair-the sense that you can never completely put on the page what is in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl [guy] to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say again: YOU MUST NOT COME LIGHTLY TO THE BLANK PAGE.“