Inspiration for the Writer in All of Us

There’s a lot of negativity around right now, in romancelandia, in the economy, you name it. So I thought I’d attempt an uplifting post as I spend today preparing for our Rosh Hashanah dinner.

Here’s a challah that DH baked yesterday. He got a little carried away. I think it looks like a big brain, but it smells terrific.

The Jewish New Year is at nightfall for us. This is the time of year when observant – and even not so observant — Jews try to cast off old sins and worries and gear up for a better tomorrow.

I have plenty of sins and faults, but the one most relevant to his blog is the trouble I have with writing. When I’m blocked, or procrastinating, and beating myself up, I have a few quotations that I read to help me move on. I thought I’d post some of them here.

These are from my favorite book on this topic, Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird.

“Don’t be afraid of your material or your past. Be afraid of wasting any more time obsessing about how you look and how people see you. Be afraid of not getting your work done.”

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Published in: on September 29, 2008 at 9:39 pm  Comments (4)  
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