I didn’t write this weekend. I got tires put on the car, went to garage sales to find some stuff I needed, went to breakfast with my son and his kids. I went to Guanella Pass to see the leaves change, ran about 3 miles, went to the library. I washed clothes and floors, grocery shopped, cooked and then cooked again. I even gave a lick and a promise to the refrigerator, watched the grandbabies and looked at the stars.
But I didn’t write this weekend and it is becoming a habit I want to quit.
So with that in mind, I looked up some writing quotes to remind me, yet again, why I write. And I hope that they will do the same for you.
“You’re going to feel like hell if you wake up someday, and you never wrote the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves of your heart.” Anne Lamott.
I have to say though, guilt doesn’t work well for me with writing. I was raised Catholic; I have so much more I can feel guilty about! Cleaning wins hands down over writing. After all, cleanliness is next to Godliness.
“People have writer’s block not because they can’t write, but because they despair of writing eloquently.” Anna Quindlen.
Yeah, but I haven’t written enough lately to despair of anything.
But this is the truth:
It’s hell writing and it’s hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written.” Robert Hass.
I might just post that one on my fridge–for the next time, I’m cleaning that instead of writing.