I commit to creating without regard for conditions.
I am willing to write poorly for the sake of writing well.
When I lack the “right” words to say, the “wrong” ones will have to suffice.
When my loftiest thoughts forsake me, I will work with the mind that I actually have rather than the one I wish I possessed.
Inspiration be damned!
I am a writer. I write.
Writing is not a mood.
Writing is a proactive process and I, alone, am the catalyst by which this process is initiated, carried forward, and completed.
The Muse may tarry, but I will not.
When she decides to join me, should I be graced with her presence at all, she will find me where all the other writers are: doing the work.
I may write my best when I am inspired.
I may write my worst when I am not.
But whether inspired or otherwise, I shall write.
For better or for worse, I commit to creating.
Note: This affirmation is inspired by an excellent blog post from Seth Godin on “writer’s block” and how to defeat it. I first read this post over a year ago. Since then, I have never suffered from writer’s block. Thanks, Seth. This posts is a short read, but these are some pretty powerful and practical insights for anyone who struggles with writing in particular, or creating in general. I hope you enjoy it too. The link is below. Cheers, T.K.