October 22, 2010

an end-of-the-week epiphany, of sorts.

Even if you spend two hours staring at a blank page, completely uninspired, before the story finally comes to you--those hours were not wasted.

No, those hours were not wasted because you learned how to move through them. You learned how to sit in the hazy white space without giving up, how to navigate the blurry edges of your thoughts until they all came into focus, came together in a pattern you could understand..

... and really, isn't that just one big metaphor for life?

(Photo: emma brown)


Novelista Barista said... [Reply to comment]

so very true

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

I so needed to read something like this!! Hugs friend! xo

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s a m said... [Reply to comment]

making something out of nothing - a miracle writers do everyday.

Jen Daiker said... [Reply to comment]

What a magical blog post!!! I loved this, and your blog is incredible (I'm a new happy little follower!)

britni @ Antika Moda said... [Reply to comment]

what a beautiful photo. very true.

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JMay said... [Reply to comment]

So true...I can totally relate as a screenwriter!

Oh, My Darling said... [Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous thought to have!