SO WHATEVER THE BOOK OF YOUR HEART IS
FIND A WAY TO PUT IT
IN YOUR LINE OF SIGHT
AS A REMINDER
THAT THERE'S SOMETHING
MORE YOU ASPIRE TO.
THEN MAKE TIME FOR IT.
These words found me at a point where I was waffling about whether to try writing novels again. I felt old and defeated. I missed the hope, desire, certainty of publication that ruled my youth. I missed the way I'd throw myself into a project with total abandon.
Here's what I think happened: I lost sight of those ideas, those books. I let them get pushed aside by all the changes in publishing. I buried them under grocery lists and to-do lists and life in general.
So, what I'm going to do now, is find a symbol of my current WiP - yep, back to novels! - and put it where I see it Every. Damn. Day. It will be better than any mirror; it will show me who I really am, and who I really want to be.