I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.Anne Frank
It’s right before before it’s time to write that I struggle to remember how my spirit is reborn after a good writing session. One of those sessions where I’m focused and interested in what I have to share or even question. I’m struggling lately with blogging. I’m struggling with wanting to share much of my inner workings anywhere. I don’t take as much time to think about my inner workings to know what to write about lately. So it’s my own fault that when it comes time to share something, I feel like I have nothing to say. Even in the moment when I say that, I know there’s a million things to write about. But in the moments before I start typing, I’m not really interested in the million things going around me. That’s not enough to stop me though. I still must show up.
Alas, the writing muse isn’t always generous with us with just showing up, sometimes we gotta do something extra. I’m not saying push too hard. I’m saying carve out time, shut off the phone, show our inner writer that we’re ready, then act on it before the inner critic finds out.. For me, anytime I let my inner writer know I’m ready and waiting, a million distractions show up. I’m learning that I shouldn’t let the inner writer know. I should start writing before the inner critic can postpone writing my writing any longer.
Point is, showing up consistently is amazing and more than most. But truly investing in your work regularly, brings quality to your consistency. And what’s better than having both quality and quantity? Nothing at all, I tell ya, Nothing at all.