Drunk on Writing

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~Ray Bradbury

When I’m working on a piece of writing that is really moving along, I do feel that buzz, the euphoria, the slight out of reality feeling that can be exhilarating. But some days I just don’t feel it but I write on those days too because I may find in the monotony of placing word after word something good. And it’s practice, so just like my piano lessons years ago I lift my fingers to the keys and I go through the motions. Some days I don’t spend very long on the keys…a short poem, a little bit of editing but every day it gets easier and unlike my piano lessons I can see the improvements weekly. Practice writing. Now get back to work.


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