I got off track... and so did my clients.
See I finished writing my book, "Writing The Damn Book" and then all I needed to do was give it a good edit and ship it off for proofing and design.
That was 2 weeks ago.
I'm on page 42.
And yes, my writing clients were experiencing the same kind of slow down - those moments when we were dabbling instead of committing. It happens.
They wrote to me...
"Every morning I swear I'm going to write first. But instead, I start to get anxious about everything else that needs to be done. I say -- just one quick email -- and there it goes. The entire fucking day. This is the story of my writing life. I need a new story."
And this..."I have been dabbling - at best. I have a list of things I am letting get in the way of writing the damn book...It's all excuses - in my pursuit of avoiding the truth of that sentence."
So together we got back on it. We're remembering why we write, and why we pretend it's not important in our lives to write, to move forward every single day.
Because to write, "I will be who I was born to be...writing is not the luxury, it is the necessity."
So I sit and I edit. There's no excuse in the world large enough to make me forget entirely that my mission is here, black and white, waiting to be loved and written and sent out into the world.
It's not the sexy work. It's not the romantic vision of authoring. It's real - and if I pause to listen to my heart, I can hear it opening and soaring...THIS is the work.
We all have it in us.