“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”
– Barbara Kingsolver
A blank page. A world waiting to be born.
That’s what it feels like sometimes when we’re beginning to write, when we’re wanting to write, or paint, or compose some creative work.
The vast expanse of canvas looks like a desert we have to cross on foot or unseeded farmland that stretches beyond the horizon.
Acres of land that must be planted one seed at a time.
This is the lot of the artist. The journey of the creative soul that longs to express.
Why does it feel so hard to create? Or rather, to get started creating? Why is it so laborious to bring our dreams and ideas to life? Continue reading