Fighting for Words, Writing Crap, and Persevering Through the Process – Daily Quote 

Jo Hawk

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The exercise of writing every day teaches us many lessons. There are glorious periods of sunshine when the muse whispers in your ear and fills your working session with wonder. You look forward to sitting at your desk, and by some magical method, words, sentences, and paragraphs become completed pages. The process is effortless. Other days you drag yourself to the keyboard. You seem uninspired, but you sit, force yourself to type, and you connect to the magic, the obstacles disappear, and you finish with more than you could have imagined. You feel as if you could write forever. These are the days I forget to eat, and hours and minutes pass in unique ways, expanding and contracting as if I were aboard some strange time machine.

Then there are days when, despite your best efforts, the words are crap. You forget how to spell simple words, turning a phrase…

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