K.M. Weiland says a lot of things that grab me when I think I can sneak past with a cursory glance at her site. It’s that moment when time is limited and I promise myself I’ll just snatch a brief look at her topic du jour and get back to work. She never lets me get away with it. There is always something that captures my attention.
I have a section in one of my writing binders with quotations and excerpts intended for inspiration and encouragement. Some of the entries are gleaned from her websites. One favourite:
“Writing is both a gift and an art.
As a gift, it must be approached with humility: the writer is only the vessel through which inspiration flows.
As an art, it must be approached with passion and discipline: a gift that’s never developed wasn’t worth the giving.”
I found another gem in her post today that has already been printed out and added to my collection for days when I need reassurance — a reminder that, regardless of what I may think of my ability on any given day, I am a writer and my writing is important to me. I love what I do, and I will write with joy.
Do you sometimes need a reminder that what you do as a writer is worthwhile?
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