Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Writing, Writers, and Poets
"Poetry is what makes me laugh or cry or yawn, what makes my toenails twinkle, what makes me want to do this or that or nothing."
Thomas is correct. What we as writers should do is write to find our own light, our own direction. Unfortunately, we get lost in the getting paid because we think money is the stamp of acheivement, the goal, the mark of success. Then again, unfortunately, Wal-Mart does not accpet my own englightment in exchange for bread and eggs!!!
One more great quote today comes from Jeanette Walls in her book, Half Broke Horses.
"...a writer's got no overhead and he never has to worry about the weather."
She leaves me no excuse but to sit down and write!!!!