I wasn’t going to write today. There is so much going on in my writing world at the moment (to do with all the other stuff writers have to do) that I’d given myself permission not to. But then I just happened to start reading Natalie Goldberg’s, Wild Mind, (again) and before long the notebook was open and guess what? I’d written about 750 words. And they were good.
Natalie G never fails me. She is my all time, favourite, go-to when the well is running dry. Here are 5 great quotes from her, that I noted down today, it could have been fifty:
When her lawyer friend becomes a writer she tells him, ‘You’ve entered a different path. You can’t just leap into the lake of writing in a three piece suit. You need a different outfit to swim in.’
‘A river and a tree are not unconscious. They are part of wild mind.’
‘Let yourself live in something that is already rightfully yours – your own wild mind.’
‘Continue under all circumstances. No excuses.’
‘Don’t be tossed away. If your kid falls and needs stitches, write in the waiting room…’
Now, how could I not write after reading that?