Although it's painfully embarrassing to admit this, I was inspired by a piece of advice I heard on the show Gossip Girl.
Without harping on that fact, I'll share the actual dialogue. It's between a father and his son, a writer who is struggling not to feel like a failure after his book falls off the bestseller lists.
I first came across the blog, Winter Moon, via Facebook. Winter Moon captures life in Providence, RI through interviews with local business owners and creatives, not to mention stunningly timeless photography and images. Fashion, travel and music are all topics you can find on WM, but its focus on capturing the beauty in everyday moments is what really inspires me.
You can imagine why I was so excited when WM's Kelly and Olivia agreed to answer a few questions for the Curious Cat Project-- turns out they're not only creative and talented, but wicked nice to boot!
It's here, not as "pretty" as usual, but definitely "better late than never."
Enjoy your quotes, courtesy of Writing Wisdom Wednesday:
Today is part two of my five day challenge to find time and inspiration as a writer. As a full-time “something else” who writes after work, I know that finding time and finding inspiration are almost like a game of “what came first, the chicken or the egg?” Sometimes you have the time, but you have no spark and no motivation to write. Sometimes you have a million ideas buzzing inside of your brain with no time to get them down on paper. Other times, you have no inspiration, so it takes you longer to get any words on the page, which means you exhaust your allotted writing time without producing anything at all. In short, life is easier when you have available to you a healthy dose of both time and inspiration.
A little while back, I posted my tips for how to find more time to write. For the full-time “something elses” out there, for writers with families, or even for writers who simply have a lot on their plate, this can feel next to impossible. But the bigger question is, what if you’re simultaneously fighting a battle to find time AND inspiration?
In honor of the fact that tomorrow is “hump day,” I bring you inspirational writing quotes to help you finish your writing week strong.