Friday, February 15, 2013
When the Inspiration Fizzles
And then. Aaaand then.
One morning I awaken and the housed is a jumble of clutter, laundry, dishes, and needy people. Oh, wait. That's every morning. But some mornings the jumble is perfectly reflected in my brain. What do I write about today? I love to write! Where is that beautiful inspiration, that urge that if I don't express myself I will explode? I think they call this writer's block. I might just refer to it as sleep deprivation. We'll see.
One thing I have discovered: writing is a discipline. There won't always be laurels and thrushes and sweet scented pines guiding my thoughts and fingers. Some days it just takes jumping in and making it happen, however unimaginative. (Read: boring. It can always be fixed later.)
Writing is like life; it's a journey. Crystal clear paths that end abruptly in the jungle. But the jungle is not forever; there is always the beauty of emerging from the lost forest onto the asphalt of civilization once again. And oh, I am so glad we don't have to go it alone. Never alone.
So don't let anything stop you. Nothing. I know there are times where you may feel too insignificant. Who wants all the details of your ordinary life? (Why, everyone, of course! Why do you think social media is so popular?) Joking aside, it is true. We all live a different story with a unique perspective. And the world needs to hear it. All of us. Our stories matter. Every one.
So join me on this fun-filled yet dangerous adventure. If you don't have a blog yet, go start one. You might be surprised at how fulfilling it is. Give it a try?
Posted by Jamie at 1:34 PM