Every day I do it.
Put my heart and soul into my work.
And still, I don’t feel like I do enough.
Because if it takes me an hour to write a good sentence,
or twenty minutes to edit one,
I haven’t the product–I haven’t been productive.
Writing is a skill
or I should say writing well is a skill–writing poetically is a skill
unlike building a wall of brick and mortar.
Because unlike the repetitive nature of building a wall,
no two sentences are quite alike.
No two stories are alike.
They each have their fingerprint,
the fingerprint of the author.
The soul of the author.
The experiences that make the author who he or she is.
So just because I don’t bang out a story in a few weeks,
doesn’t mean I’m not working.
Perhaps it just means my heart and soul
are unready to let it go.
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