Twenty years ago I had a bunch of questions and a dream. Walk through that with me and I’ll encourage you to push on the cage of your heart.
It doesn’t seem real when you first begin. It feels like a pipe dream. That thing in your head will never be translated into something you will hold in your hands. But it happened to me again last week and the feeling never gets old. I want you to feel that same thing with your writing.
Where you are now is where you will want to be at some point in the future. The doubt, despair, hope, frustration, dreams you have right now is the key to unlocking truth from your words. This doesn’t diminish your desire to “arrive,” but it will help frame the struggle.
I am excited and scared about a road trip I’m on right now.
Find the thing that helps you find your story. For me, driving is the thing that awakes, loosens characters in my mind and helps me get them to the page. You have to hear the quote I discovered today—and may your story, your life be a song of the soul set free.