Foggy Notions

a poet’s journey

Don’t Force It

What I’m learning about writing is that it must be its own reward.

Many today are rushing to write *their* book. To tell *their* story.

Well, I would say, keep writing and watch what transpires. If you follow where the alphabet takes you, it will begin to tell a story of its own. That’s the story you want to write and others may be interested in reading.

Just don’t force it.

A book is only a fraction of what a writer learns as they set out to write one. And all too often, after listening to their readers responses, they immediately want to edit a number of chapters.

If you are a writer, the book is not the goal. It’s the learning, and nothing else.

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