Day 59 – Ready

There's this lie I tell myself when I discover another author, especially a current obsessions, has written a book on writing. If I read one more then I'll be ready. This one is different than all the others. This one will unlock the secret and tell me how it's done. And it does just like all the others did. But fledgling writers can't get enough of it. The story of someone else's beginning. When they knew writing was the only way for them. When they knew they'd make it. What they did when they thought they wouldn't. They are books of hope. Stories of ordinary people who didn't stop at the first rejection. 

I can't afford to tell myself that lie anymore, not with this project. I don't have time for one more before beginning. Everyday I begin. Everyday it's hard. Everyday it's awful at first and everyday I don't know what I'm doing. But I do know that I won't find the answers I'm looking for in yet another book because the answers I need are only found by doing. 

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. - Virginia Woolf

Prompt: Write about finding an answer before knowing the questions?

 

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