A Mantra For Writers

Whenever I go through anything difficult in life, I tell myself, “This will be great for my writing someday.”  Bam!  Therapy, meaning, AND enriched writing skills, all in one.  That’s what I love about being a writer.  It’s productivity and escapism in one package.  It’s a meaning in itself and a vehicle with which to explore meaning.  It’s solitude and communication at the same time.  It’s pain and comfort, catharsis and vacation from worry, conflict and resolution.

Well, I’m going through a big, difficult transition right now (hence the lack of any posts this week), and although there are painful aspects to this change, I intend to take my new life by the horns and use these experiences to deepen myself and my work.  I would advise any writer in tough times to repeat that mantra:  This will be great for my writing someday.  Almost anything can become bearable, with that in mind.

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One thought on “A Mantra For Writers

  1. I’m sorry that you are having to put your mantra to such use lately. **Hugs**

    It’s funny, though, about two nights ago I was 16 hours into a 24 hour migraine and just about crazy from the pain. I found myself thinking, half delusional, “Hey, maybe in some back I can have a character come under a mental attack and it can feel like this.”

    Your mantra at work!

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