Sunday, January 24, 2016

"The Muse" by Nancy Rorke


Some days I don’t know why I even bother to write. On these dismal days, I ask the muse to pour inspiration into my creative soul. It seems as if she taunts me. I can almost hear her say:

“Why should I show up at your command? Wouldn’t it be best if you practiced every day? How much easier would it be for me to find you? I never know when you’re ready to sit down and write.

If you wait for inspiration, you could die, waiting. Great writers sit their butts on the chair at regular intervals and I know where to find them.

If you want to be a writer, write. With each word that you put on the page, you are one step closer to realizing your dream of finishing your first draft of your novel or anything else that you have chosen to write.

Don’t talk to me of distractions. Do you think I’m never interrupted? Constantly, writers call on me asking why I have forsaken them. I have never abandoned a committed writer. I hover beside them, and I pour inspiration into their creative souls.

They understand the key to writing is within. Committed writers ban their inner critic to the slush pile. They ignore it, knowing that writing begets writing. Dedicated writers focus on writing. They know that the act of writing will bring inspiration.

Don’t pick on yourself. You already have fear attacking your every pore. Why would you degrade your creative child by saying, ‘my writing sucks' or 'I’ll never become a writer.’?

Don’t let the demons of doubt paralyze you and prevent you from accomplishing your calling or your vocation.

Remember within each person lies the ability for greatness. Persevere and become the writer of your dreams."

By Nancy Rorke
From her soon to be published book Voice of the Soul.


Fantasy Writer Guy said...

"If it is your destiny to be this laborer called a writer, you know that you've got to go to work every day, but you also know that you're not going to get it every day. You have to be prepared but you really don't command the enterprise."--Leonard Cohen

What Ruth Writes said...

Thanks Nancy! Great reminder of the truth about "relationships"... Self-to-self, Muse to writer... :)

Unknown said...

That's fantastic nancy very well written