William Faulkner helps me remember why I write ... and what I need to do, which is to write, and write, and write some more.For all you writers, and hope-to-be writers, this is for you.
Sometimes we forget that we have this talent. It sits bottle-necked while we run to the store, wash clothes, and hit a few balls at the golf course. But to experience those AHA! moments where the work surprises even you, you have to write thousands of words regularly, daily, frequently.
When your subconscious cranks out words better than your conscious mind can imagine, magic happens. And that only occurs with a habit and an addiction to putting the words on the paper.
(Thanks to Hope Clark, in December 2005).
Now excuse me while I go write.