Well, I can’t tell a lie. I’m positive that I won’t write in the middle of everything. Experience has proven this to be true. I write in the middle of big events… you know… loss of job, death of a cat, a friendship gone sour. But in my day to day busyness, that’s the place where I wilt. I stop writing when the pressure is on.
I used to attend a 12 step group and I remember one friend saying that taking a vacation from meetings is like giving your plants a break by not watering them. This would seem to counsel me to toward writing in the middle of everything because writing is how I process my world… how I set things straight… how I find solutions to vexing problems. But writing requires that I sit still. And, as I have mentioned before, slowing down is not my strong suit.
Eric Maisel has created a fine list of affirmations… a list that, for the most part, I am excited to embrace. But this one? Over the top for me.
Do you create in the middle of everything? Does Kelly?