The Quest for Inspiration

Today is one of those days that I have to remind myself that writers must write.  I’ve long since abandoned the necessity to be inspired, and therefore have a plethora of unpublished material.  This year, though I planned to enter the Boston Review short story contest, I wasn’t satisfied with my progress, so I’m looking at other options.  Of course, my goal is still to become published.  Though I could have pulled a Hail Mary and entered it, I think I started falling flat and losing my way.  I suffer from being my own worse critic.

That being said, I didn’t let “not so great” ideas stop me.  My project has its own fair share of “so not gonna use that” in it, but it has a whole lot of good.  Good enough that I won’t let it fall by the wayside, and I know it can be a catalyst to something more for me.

It’s not that I don’t have a whole lot to talk about: I’m a single, black woman raising two children in the United States; the topics are endless.  But tonight, I just wanted to be who I was.  I’m not any one thing, but more than all others, I’m a writer that still struggling to find her rhythm everywhere, but didn’t want to leave you guys hanging.



2 responses to “The Quest for Inspiration

  1. I just wish that somebody would stop pump-faking and second-guessing their OBVIOUS talent and submit some of their stuff in that contest. I’m sure it’d do better than a said someone anticipates. What’s that saying? You miss 100% of the shots you never take. Stop self-checkin’.

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