You may have heard me quote my friend, novelist and memoirist Judy Goldman, when she talks about the most important question a writer can ask him or herself. It’s simple. “Did I write today?” Not how many pages, or how many words, Judy goes on to say, but just ask if you did it.
Well, I’m asking that questions every day. And just like eating whole foods and reading what’s going to make my writing better, I have to wake up with that goal firmly planted in my psyche, and I have to do my best to achieve it each day, even if some days I fail. Otherwise my muse will go find somebody else who doesn’t mind sitting at her keyboard typing or scribbling on her legal pad toward inspiration and eloquence. Continue Reading »