Wednesday, December 14, 2005


My husband is fond of the saying, "99% of success is showing up." And it's true, we as writers have got to show up for our appointment with the pen or computer or dictaphone or whatever if we are to call ourselves writers. Start with just 15 minutes a day, if that's all your schedule will allow. Commit to 1 page or 1 paragraph or 1 rough draft of a poem. Make a date with your Muse and don't break it. Even if your Muse stands you up. No one else can tell your story. You've got to start somewhere.

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