“Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” – Lao Tzu
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
— Louis L’Amour
“Writing is a living thing, growing from the heart and soul of the writer. Many will never achieve it. But to produce any honest, real writing is a great career, a fine profession, and a magnificent life.”
“the inner knowing from which the goddess quietly speaks”
From Goddess Power
This is a great article by Linda Joy Myers:
Who hasn’t been in this state of mind? My latest excuse is that my laptop was broken. Yes, people, it does happen. My computer has had viruses before which were curable, but never have I had a broken hard drive and motherboard. Just like that.
Back in the day I wrote pen to paper and I still use my paper journal every now and again. As it was this last time I contented myself using my Kindle Fire’s journal app which was fine for short notes. The Kindle is not the tool for stream of consciousness writing, that’s for sure!
Now that I am back on track, it’s time to get busy again, although I am still waiting to get the back up disc from our storage unit. The most recent back up anyway. So yes, I have lost some of my work, but I don’t think it will be too bad. Fortunately I had printed out some hard copy.
Thank you Linda Joy Myers, for your expertise, and for your encouragement!
“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it. “
Page 234 The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
“You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world… The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way … people look at reality, then you can change it.” ~James Baldwin
by Wally Lamb
Chapter 19 page 279:
“She’d been neither a saint nor a whore, but a fallible, sexual woman.”