“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.”
~Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
One of the unexpected outcomes of writing BLUSH: Women & Wine, was that I fell in love with writing all over again. In the process of sitting down and putting words on the page, I remembered something I had forgotten; I love to write.
By showing up day after day at my desk, I rediscovered one of my passions; I love to write.
In honing my craft, I rekindled an important fire; I love to write.
After the book came out however, the flames that had fueled it went out. I was no longer stoking the fire.
40 days ago today I made the commitment to write every day. Not ready to begin working on another book (yet), I decided to just start writing. I decided to just do it.
As with any endeavor, some days are easier than others. There are days when the words can’t pour out on the page fast enough. I love those days.
Then there are other days.
Today it is enough to put words on the page, because when you love something, you just do it.
Today it is enough to show up again, because when you love something, you just do it.
Today it is enough to continue to hone my craft, because when you love something, you just do it.
What do you love?