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.

Writer of the moonlight

Sunny mornings, thundery afternoons. That’s been the weather pattern lately, meaning the days start bright, but become gray by afternoon, making it seem later than it really is.

This weather has me thinking about things like light and dark.

Recently someone said to me, “I can see you writing some dark stuff.” They didn’t mean it in a negative way, just a sense they got, and they were spot on.

For those of us who write things that are a bit darker, there are reasons why we prefer the thunder to the sun.

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