Is it significant that I'm almost missing my deadline to write a blog for a group whose name starts with 'insecure'? I think everything has meaning, so my tardiness is obviously symbolic of a flaw I must correct. But, I'll do that later when I address my chronic procrastination.
Kidding aside, I am really grateful to belong to this group. I know there are no guns held to my head, penalties to pay or discomforts to endure, but the mere act of signing up here has created a subliminal obligation to which I'm responding.
No, there's no novel in the making, yet. But I did dust off a memoir I wrote a long time ago, am rewriting it, changing it and that's progress for me.
They say once you focus on something, your intention can in some way mold your reality. I hope that's true. For now I'm focusing on writing, on improving, learning and especially on enjoying it.
I have few words of wisdom to share, except that I know to enjoy it, can be enough. But, I'll borrow a few quotes that can serve as inspiration for us all. Happy writing!!
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. ~Isaac Asimov
"Only write from your own passion, your own truth. That's the only thing you really know about, and anything else leads you away from the pulse."
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it, and above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.