Today I Write

Today-I-WriteToday I’m writing because I committed to writing. Today I’m writing because I want to do this for real. Today I’m writing because I can’t let a day like to day go by without putting words on a page. I’ve read too many things lately about fear, resistance and the willingness NOT to write.

I’m tired of avoiding what I really want to do. I’m tired of being a victim of my willing lack of effort. I’m tired of giving in and giving up.

Today, I’m at my computer putting words down on the page so that It (fear, resistance, victimhood) don’t get me. Maybe it will inspire you to do the thing you’re avoiding. Maybe not.

Either way, today, I write, because I committed to writing.


  1. Good for you! Some days it’s so hard to get the words out. I’m trying to learn the discipline of writing myself and not just waiting for inspiration to strike. I mean, it’s wonderful when it does, but I need to work on a routine and just make myself write some days.

    1. Thanks for your thoughts! I agree, it’s surprising how sitting down and writing enables more writing. Some days are better than others, but just writing something–however good or bad–makes a big difference for me.

  2. So glad to see you back at it with the keyboard. I think that commitment to move on your efforts is critical. I like how William Faulkner said it, “I only write when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes at nine every morning.”

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