Keep on, keep, keep it on

How do you find the will to write when your life in this dimension keeps hitting road blocks? Maybe you’re the sort that can persevere regardless, but I have learned: not I.

My saving grace? As always: words. Maybe not even whole books (though escaping out through a portal would be great), but any which way words come. Songs, poems, quotes. The shape, texture and color words brings; also gives life.

Another thing is surrounding myself with fellow writers who encourage me, prompt me, wink and nudge and because they are just human kindness personified; give me gifts like this:

It’s a lonely profession and in times of ash and night can feel insurmountable. I guess the key is remembering why we fell in love with words in the first place.

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