Showing Up

“I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning. ”

Peter De Vries

How many times have I wanted to feel inspired? Inspiration is allusive and fickle. Instead of waiting for it to come, it’s best to plop into my writing chair and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). I may wrestle to find the words, but if I am persistent, they’ll come. They may come kicking and screaming, but they’ll come.

I’ve learned, like Peter De Vries, many times inspiration follows perspiration. It’s great when the feeling of inspiration hits and you hammer out hundreds, if not thousands, of words. However, for me, I’ve learned it’s rare. And I know I’m not alone. If you want to write, the only way is to show up! Whether you feel like it doesn’t matter.

Do you struggle to show up? How do you overcome the temptation to procrastinate? I’d like to hear your solutions in the comments.


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