Thursday, October 23, 2014


From Brenda Ueland's If You Want To Write:

"Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a chance to start flowing, and prime it with a little solitude and idleness. I learned that when writing you should feel not like Lord Byron on a mountaintop but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten--happy, absorbed, and quietly putting one bead in front of another."

Most recently, I'm feeling content with "putting one bead in front of another." Trying not to assume what the future holds. If I will ever write another book. What--if any--career I will ever have.

Happy and absorbed.