Writing is hard.

Listening to Gabino Iglesias talk about how yes, writing is hard, and you need to want to be a writer more than you want anything else.

The heart of his talk? Do the work, don’t give up. Ignore all the reasons why you can’t.

Find time to do it – on a break, on the toilet, instead of watching tv – sit down and write.

Ignore the assholes – “you don’t have time for that, they’re not part of your plan.” <<< I love this – they’re not part of your plan. Do not engage. Keep your focus.

“If you can’t get through a door, walk around the building.”

Damn, this dude is full of truths and inspiration and also making me feel called out a bit, but in a good way…

I needed to hear this man speak today. So thankful to have had the opportunity. Go check out his work, he’s a really interesting writer. I particularly recommend Coyote Songs.

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