At this point I’m a good writer. Just took 30 years of practice.
Day to day I communicate clearly and get my point across.
Teacher entertainer friend – that’s what I’m aiming for and I hit it most of the time.
But then there’s the days when you write something true. True with a capital T.
It happened yesterday and it’s the closest thing to getting high without substances that I’ve ever experienced.
It does not happen every day. But when it does it feels like pure reality. You have expressed an idea that is perfect. You know it and the reader knows it. Everyone walks away with a lift in their shoe.
When it happens it makes the grind worth the squeeze. It is a culmination of all the effort and thinking and research and yes, worry, that you have put into the thing.
Writing the True is a milestone. It puts a bow on what you have done up to that point and gives you renewed enthusiasm for the next leg of the journey.
The simple trick is to write every day. Spill it. Do your best even if it is one thing. Write to exhaustion if that’s where the energy is taking you. Leave nothing in reserve and you get to the True.
And remember the audience is in search of the True. When they see it they are also getting a big payoff. Being a reader and a student and a customer is all unpaid labor. They are looking and waiting and searching for that hit.
You can give that gift to yourself and to your audience. But you have to be in the game.
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