Monday, September 3, 2007

Writing by Inspiration

A few days ago, someone asked me if I write whenever inspiration strikes. Although sometimes I do, more often than not, I write and inspiration drops by when she is ready.

Inspiration is not my servant, who dutifully jumps at my every call to come and linger a while with me. Inspiration, in my experience seems to have a mind of her own. She flits, she floats she settles when and where she feels like it. She has no master.

I, on the other hand, have several masters. They are called editors. When they call or email, I jump and sometimes I ask how high.

Whether or not inspiration alights on my shoulder, I show up, sit down and get to work. I have learned how to write my way into being inspired.

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