Wednesday, August 15, 2012
97 Days Left
Submitting to magazines, blogs, competitions, and everything in general is a quest for discipline. Too many times I've told myself "nah, I can't think of a good poem... I'm just going to read tweets, blog posts, and or watch a move." But. I'm tired of that. I do not have an excuse to not attempt to write. I have a million of ideas, I know so because at the end of the day I reflect upon them and how brilliant these lines can be in a poem.
Sometimes we have to sit with ourselves and say, "Come on now. Really, we're going to watch a movie. Let's turn off the distractions and concentrate on letting the burst of imagery that's been haunting you all day."
Now, this might not work everyday. It might not even work that one day... but it is a quest for discipline. The discipline of writing is just as elusive as the craft of writing some times. And my goodness, it's way more elusive that the sacred muse.
It doesn't hurt to push yourself a bit.