I have at least 12 writing quotes over my writing desk at any given time. Today, if I count some favorite fortune cookie sayings and horoscope predictions as well, it's nearing 20. Some are from friends. Some are from famous writers. Many are clipped out or on post-its. Here is a sampling of what keeps me writing.
"Isak Dinesen said she wrote a little every day, without hope and without despair."
"There's an old saying. When there is no wind, row. I row every day. It's not about page count. It's about simply rowing."
"Writing: shitty first drafts. Butt in chair. Just do it. You own everything that happened to you. You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart--your stories, visions, memories, songs, your truth, your version of things, in your voice. That is really all you have to offer us, and it's why you were born."
What's your writing inspiration?