Writing Through Thick and Thin – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk

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The exercise of writing every day teaches us many lessons. Some days your writing session is filled with wonder.  You look forward to the writing time, and words, sentences, and paragraphs become completed pages. The process is effortless. Other days you drag yourself to the keyboard. You feel uninspired, but you sit, force yourself to type, and like magic, the obstacles disappear, and you finish with more than you could have imagined. Then there are days when despite your best efforts, the words are crap.

Discipline makes you strong, you battle through, working, and writing until you reach your daily goal. The chances are, when you edit those hard-won words, you find gems you didn’t recognize when you wrote them. The truth is, even words written on a good day could be crap. Regardless, they exist on the page. They are words you can edit. Words you can spit-polish and…

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