Wherever It Takes You: Why We Keep Writing

There are so many good reasons to avoid it, to stay on solid ground, to keep safe, to stop rehashing the past, drudging it back to life, and trying like hell to shape it into something worth sharing.  But the trouble is that I’ve already bitten down--not just in desire but in practice, the practice of applying my ass to the chair every morning.  And it isn’t because of courage, which takes pressing on in spite of fear. 

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