Whether you write for publication, piecing together a living, word by word line by line, or for your own creative expression, flushing out one idea at a time. Here’s to easing into the corner, waist up against the edge of the desk or table, laptop warm on your knees, bending over ideas, the glowing light sprayed against the wall, in your eyes.
Here’s to writing everyday, at the computer, in a journal, on a blog, with a smart phone or tablet. Working on a book, articles, essays, poems, thesis, or dissertation, curling your fingers over the keys, pressing each letter against the blank space. Here’s to the brave of writing, putting words on a page, a student recently said, “is always listening.”
Here’s to squeezing writing into a busy life of work, meetings, phone calls, laundry, school, cooking, exercise; sleep. Instead of squeezing in sentences, pull them into your life intentionally, break them apart and put them back together. String them through a wavering focus and semi-quiet space filled with a partner chattering, pulling at your attention, the kids stirring in the background, the dishes in the sink, or dust in the corners.
Write because you have to or because you want to, or because living indoors with the lights on depends on every chosen word. Write because there is no other way to express what is turning in your head, pulsing in your heart.
Here’s to making sense of your ideas today and everyday, to connecting to other writers and creatives. Here’s to reading, reading, and of course more reading. Here’s to 365 days of living and creating the space, energy; commitment to writing everyday in tiny bits of scattered phrases to long lines, pages of drafts, crafted and revised. Here’s to claiming your writing out loud. Here’s to saying you are a writer, and you write, whether it’s for everyone or no one to see. Here’s to literary, journalistic, formal, and informal craft, to the novice, professionals, and every other always, aspiring voice.
What will you write today?