You're reading this at home. The kids are finally taking a nap. Or doing their homework. And you've taken a break for yourself. You're husband/boyfriend/significant other/family member isn't asking you to do laundry, feed them, pay attention to them, find something for them. You're tired, cranky, had too much coffee, and want to take a bath, have a glass of wine, and finish that book/movie/show you've been meaning to see/read.
You're on your cell phone, aren't you? Squinting at the screen. You're on the bus, and you're trying to find some reason to avoid the eye contact of that weird guy sitting across from you who's been staring at you too long. Or you're in front of a red light or your sitting there, behind a traffic jam on the freeway, knowing you have nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. You're probably considering abandoning the car entirely and walking to your destination. Or ditching the bus, and freeing yourself from the confinement of public transportation.
Maybe you're in the bathroom. Or in a class. Or on the couch. At home. At work. At school. At the gym. In the grocery store line.
You've taken these few minutes of your life to read this blog post. To find out what I'm doing. To find out what I have to say.
And even though I appreciate it (really I do)...I just have one thing to say to you -
Write, you writer.
Close the internet page. Turn off the computer. Look up from your cell phone. Stand up and stretch if you have to (if you can).
Get that notebook out. You know the one. It's the one you bought that was meant to inspire you. Well get it. And get that pen too. Don't have one? Eye liner will work. (Fellas? Don't have a pen? Well, it's time to invest in good writing utensils. Or, if you happen to have eyeliner, that will work too. No judgment). Lean on your knee, the dashboard, the desk, the table, the back of the person standing in front of you.
No, don't think about it.
Describe whats around you. What hear. What you smell. What people are saying. Start there. Start somewhere.
And just write.
And, yes, it's that simple.
No really, I mean it. Quit reading now and write.