Let’s try this again

It’s the second day of a new year.

I’ve had this book in my hands for three days. Already it’s marked up, pages dog-eared, margins filled with notes and ideas. I am inspired.

My head is ready to explode.

The year that’s gone was one of amazement. I surprised myself. I let go and allowed the river of life to carry me on its current. I still feel as if I am on the edge of something I cannot identify.

Again.

A marathon runner told me to hang on to my running goals, even if it seems I’m nowhere closer to them than when I started. He told me it can take up to seven years  to achieve a goal. And that’s OK. What? It’s not OK. Make it OK.

Apply those words to anything: running, writing, cooking, whatever. I am aspiring to 1,000 words most days. That’s double the typical blog post.

I’ll leave you with this quote from the book I’m reading. It’s my starting point. What’s yours?

“So okay – there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want. ”
― Stephen KingOn Writing

 

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4 thoughts on “Let’s try this again

  1. Between trying to get my shade down and my phone unplugged and trying to find my running shoes, I’m a bit of a mess these days but I’m not giving up, either – your target of 1,000 words is inspiring -

  2. Good for you. Seriously.

    That 7 year thing actually makes me feel worlds better. I keep starting and stalling in writing, too, and then I decide, eh, fuck it, I’m just not going to do it because I haven’t yet. But as a long range goal? Why not?

    Let’s do this.

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