I want to spend a moment talking about writing, like we often do on this blog. But instead of craft and selling and publishing and catching editors' interest, I want you to stop, for just a moment and remember...
You're making art.
Slippery thing, art. Painting the air, is how Monet called it. After 35 years of making art, it's the most apt description I've ever heard. But that's only one part. The other, more important and oft forgotten bit you're painting is you.
Your art lives first and always inside you.
It's there. You just have to find it.
Reach deep. Mine the depths. Laugh. Cry. Scare yourself. Move yourself.
It's awesome when your story speaks to someone else, but never forget the first person your story must speak to is YOU.