For Thursday, April 14, 2016:
“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”
Yesterday was a damn fine writing day. In fact, I think it deserves a star of some kind, like those I received as a child when my piano lessons went well. I think maybe I’ll start drawing my own little stars in my date book-calendar to indicate the good writing days …
I don’t know about you, but for me those days are usually followed by a fallow day or two, when words are hard to come by. That’s all right, though. I’m used to it, and I know another good day will come along. In the meantime, I’ll keep on with my goal of at least 500 words a day so I stay in practice. If I’m not there for 500, I won’t be there and ready for more when the words are waiting for me.
There is something about a good writing day. There’s a special kind of lightheartedness as the creative spirit of the muse lifts you like a balloon or a bubble and you just float along on an inner smile. I’m not a dancer, but I feel like I could dance a little jig when I finish for the day.
So I’ll carry forward the happy memory of yesterday’s accomplishment into today and tomorrow, and I’ll be satisfied with however many words appear. Every new word – starred writing day or not – makes a good day in my book. I hope your day of creative endeavors goes well and you can find that inner smile on which to ride!