We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. Frank Tibolt I spent a lot of time organizing paper this weekend and getting stuff ready for charity pickup. While I felt pretty unproductive my friend reminded me I was cleaning not to procrastinate… Continue reading Action generates Inspiration
Vintage image from a children’s magazine early 1900’s Happy Thanksgiving! In gratitude for another lovely Thanksgiving Day! Viva leftover turkey sandwiches and cranberry chutney! Lovingly, The Writing Nag
Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. Roger Caras Cocoa 9 years old I lost my faithful writing… Continue reading Writing grief
And none will hear the postman’s knock Without a quickening of the heart. For who can bear to feel himself forgotten? W.H. Auden I started my vintage postcard collection when I bought a set of 150 antique holiday postcards and photo postcards at a garage sale for $5.00. They were worth much more. That was… Continue reading The postman’s knock
You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. ~Arthur Polotnik In editing a short story this weekend I cut my favorite lines. Yes, it was painful, I thought they were brilliant when I wrote them but after… Continue reading Falling in Love with your own words…
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy Thank you for your service.
I got this in an email this morning…do any of these 16 ways help you get motivated? Thanks to Zen Habits.