Fiction writing is a twenty-four-hour-a-day occupation. You never leave your work behind. It is always with you, and to some extent, you are always thinking about it. You don’t take your work home; your work never leaves home. It lives inside you. It resides and grows and comes alive in your mind.
Do you want to know the real difference between writers and wannabe writers? Showing up. That’s it–the big secret. Those who write, write.
If it were simple to write the perfect novel, memoir, or screenplay there would be a lot more people doing just that. The truth is, writing can be difficult. It involves craft and passion and more than a bit of magic.
If you write about things that are important to you, you will find it much easier to get started. Write about the thing that sets up a commotion in your mind, and you will find that words come flowing.
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
Success is often just an idea away.
It's hard to explain how much one can love writing. If people knew how happy it can make you, we would all be writing all the time. It's the greatest secret of the world.
A year from now you may wish you had started today.
Happy Monday and happy writing, Zigzaggers!