After several weeks of traveling, I sat in my chair and wondered where to begin? Could I write, send, revise anything to feel as if I accomplished something during my time away? While on the road or in the air, two phrases from Matt Bell’s Refuse to Be Done
The struggle is real... I love how you perfectly captured it! Thanks
Yes! I’m 16 days into a 100-day project and wonder how I’ll manage when I visit Family in May. But, I look at it like this: as long as I’m doing something for my creative self every day, I’m doing the deal. Sometimes it’s a good thing to have fallow fields while we revise or submit or read.
So grateful to be on the computer this morning, planning my days in a week with a bit more time for writing, and finding this post pop up. Truly, the "push-pull" affects us all. For me today, its the novel, painting basement stairs, searching for pearl buttons to sew on a flower girl's dress, and a party with family that I haven't seen in 2-plus years. Exhausting, exhilarating, and a struggle worthwhile.
A beautifully crafted geographical, emotional, intellectual meandering that illustrates the mess of writing. It sure isn't the outline and five paragraphs we were taught in school. It is so wonderful when your art life can bubble up into your lived life.