Recently a writer shared a list of all the reasons why she needed to wait until winter to begin her new writing schedule. I read it over, paused a moment, and responded, “There will always be reasons not to write.”  

Those times when life seems most overwhelming–when it comes rolling straight at us full-tilt–present some of the richest challenges and also opportunities. No better time to be writing with full commitment to your practice. A writing life is just that, a writing life. It goes on, whether times are smooth or filled with upheaval. When you feel tested, I encourage you to remember the part of you that holds the passion for sharing your voice, your stories, your vision. Honor her. Honor him. Keep your pen moving on the page. Acknowledge your fears and let them know they will not stop you. Embrace risk and imperfection. Have fun. Connect.

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