Drip, drip, drip

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Sometimes creativity and energy come in bursts. The muse, whatever that may be for you, shows up and you can’t keep up with the production. You struggle to try to get the goods out as fast as you can. Those are magical moments, aren’t they? Those moments are glorious – glorious and rare.

The discipline of it, though, that’s where the treasure is. Showing up each day, creating even when you don’t feel creative, that’s the realm where the real artists live.

Drip by drip … adding to your work, adding to your stories, your paintings, your poems, your songs. Drip … character notes; drip … ideas for a setting; drip … a melody; drip … sketching an outline; drip … writing down a snatch of conversation; drip … drip … drip

Don’t discard the tidal waves of creativity. Relish those! Know that if you live for the tidal waves, you are missing out on so much. The bucket is filled with a constant, steady drip.

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About melindamcguirewrites

The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950
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