A thoughtful look at how art does not require you to belong.
Everyone has an off day. One where the writing won’t come, the words won’t cooperate. One where you can’t even get to your writing because your kid has the measles or your boss slams you with a project that keeps you working overtime all week, and the only thing you truly want to do once you finally get a break is to fall down on your couch with a pint of ice cream and a spoon and something cheesy on TV. And that’s fine. It’s human. Just remember that the writing will be there the day after, and you will get up and go write.
For anyone struggling today, or just in case you want a bit of poetry in honor of National Poetry Month, I’ll leave you with the wondrous Maya Angelou and her words of wisdom.
Ray Bradbury famously wrote a short story every week, both when he was starting out and still attempting to get published, and later when his work began to be well received. I hope this snippet of a video in which he discusses how his strategy worked will help you face your keyboard today. Happy writing!