Working Without a Net or Inspiration – Daily Quote


This week I struggled to find my desk, and I struggled to write. Life had different ideas regarding my plans. The challenges the world presented wouldn’t deter me. I had to write. I found a pocketful of minutes, an unoccupied chair, and realized my unscheduled writing session was now or never. Laptop balanced on my knees, ignoring distractions, my fingers tap keys, words appear, and a story materializes. My surroundings fade from my field of vision, I focus, and the story sings in my ear. I write until my pocket of precious minutes expire.

This week waiting for my muse to arrive was a luxury I couldn’t afford. Undeterred, I found inspiration. I dug for the discipline to write no matter the circumstances. It didn’t matter if my writing was good.  I’ve done my best to meet my daily obligations and the promises I made to myself.

How have you overcome your writing obstacles this week?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

4 thoughts on “Working Without a Net or Inspiration – Daily Quote

  1. I especially enjoy and appreciate the first paragraph of your narrative. It’s an insightful and engaging description of the writing process. Better than Stone’s!

    I don’t know, I guess I simply keep writing. It might be crap, and most of it won’t be seen beyond the computer file I put it in. But–and here Stone might be right–I like to think eventually something good will happen.

    Be well, stay well!

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    • Nothing about this week has been pretty or romantic. Difficult, grueling, and uninspired I have by the truckload.

      You are wise to keep writing. As Gretzky said, “You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.” If you aren’t writing, there is no way you will write something good. 👍


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