1. Write the thing you think you cannot write today. You have permission to write the unsayable, unthinkable, & unmake able.
2. Wherever you are is the entry point.
3. There is a reason for the pace that ideas arrive in. To quote Emily Dickinson: "Truth dazzles gradually, else the world would be blind."
4. Your only job is to make visible what, without you, might never be seen.
5. Try again. Fail again. Just fail better.
6. Make space in your mind for writing (in addition to time) each day.
7. Don't show or tell until the baby is ready.
8. In between writing, do things, go places, and talk to people who fill up your well.
9. Believe that when you commit, something benevolent will commit back.
These lovely rules give me courage, strength, and permission, all while reinvigorating my love for whatever I am working on.
I needed to read them today. Feeling fearful as I'm plunging into writing a new book, simultaneously finishing up publishing details for first book, TRUST, that is about to debut. Focusing on #10 right now.
Since I needed them today, I thought maybe someone else might too, so I am hopefully and lovingly sharing the messages.
If you or your muse has any advice, words of wisdom, inspiration or encouragement to add for me or anyone else who creating art right now, I'd love to hear it. Please share any good tidbits you've collected or reactions to the 'Writing Rules' in comment section below!
I'm excited to hear your "rules"!