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“When I turned 30 I had this epiphany that I was never going to be a writer, no matter how many black turtlenecks I wore, unless I wrote something.” – Kate DiCamillo

I read picture books.  I read about picture books.  I read about writing.  I talk about writing.  I have time.  I have resources.  I have a sense for the art form, some talent.  Yet, I never seem to make.  I am that obnoxious cloud that looks like rain and brings no rain.

What is the disconnect?  I am feeling acutely today that if I am ever going write, now is the time.  But, how do I do this?

It occurred to me that the one thing I’ve never tried, ever, is showing up routinely everyday – consistently, habitually, religiously.  I’ve never practiced the discipline of sitting down to a dedicated daily block of time, doggedly trying day after day no matter what happens … like all the writers say you need to.

So, what if I did?  What would happen?

What if I try and find out?

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