Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer. [Barbara Kingsolver]
I’ve been enJOYing myself, wandering through quotes from my favourite writers. Writers write. That’s what makes any of us “writers” I think. And when we compare ourselves to others or think someone else’s “win” is our “loss,” that only makes us crazy[ier].
I never think I have anyone looking over my shoulder as I write, yet I always feel the warm eyes and hearts of those who read whatever I DO write. This helps tremendously.
Also, I just let things dance out my fingers. I am the typist. I put the words down, here, on the screen, and then they are no longer “mine” but what I have to give Today.
I’ve printed out all the Gratitude I’ve written since 1 January 2014. It is a large stack of paper, NOT in the least bit “green” of me. It makes me smile, this stack of papers. It reminds me that all I have is this one moment.
I write what I’m thinkingandfeeling and that’s all I have. And all I have to give, Right Now.
I love you, Currie