Sunday, May 31, 2009

Postcard: Writer's Block

What if the idea isn't there, and the words won't come?

The poet William Stafford had a solution to writer's block:
"I just lower my standards and keep on going."

I'll be home today and my mind will be overflowing with ideas,
so overflowing in fact, that they will probably have flown away.

Here's an essay I wrote on writing to remind us why we do this hard thing.

I can't wait to be back at my desk, unpacking my thoughts.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

OK, you just changed my life. The quote by William Stafford is profound for the perfectionist side of me. I need to move ahead and not worry if the words aren't just right or the fabrics in my quilts aren't perfect. Thank you for the quote and for your good words. I hope when you unpack your thoughts and ideas, you'll send a few our way.