I am a writer, not just today. Every day is a new adventure. Every day seeks to be understood. I can only hold back so long before it gnaws at me. "What about this?" An idea races through my head. "Or this?” Ack! I need to let it out now, before these characters drive me nuts! Looks like I’m halfway there already.
I am a writer. Wrote 10,000 words in one day. Once. There have been 5,000 and 7,000 word days. But only once apiece. I know what I am capable of. So why do I falter? Why haven’t I gotten back to this?
I am a writer. I have a tendency to run myself into the ground. I start fast and crash quickly, and don’t stare at the page again for weeks. Where is my discipline? When am I going to finish these projects at hand?
I am a writer.
I need to make a change.
And I’m going to do it right now.
I will give you the time you deserve each and every day. Instead of rushing ahead, I will sit back and listen, enjoying everything I hear. I am only limited by how fast I can keep up with you, o feeblest of minds.
I will surround myself with others who will push me. Try not to be so critical about my own or other’s work. And I will finish what I start.
Because I am a writer. And writers finish.