Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Blank Page
“I can fix bad writing…I can’t fix a blank page.” Nora Roberts
One of our speakers at Green Lake Writer’s Conference shared this quote. It kind of reminds me of a saying by another famous person, Henry Ford. “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”
Whether you are a writer or not, you still have to do SOMETHING. It doesn't have to be creative, it doesn't have to be seen by a lot of people, but no matter who you are, you have to do SOMETHING. Maybe you sew or exercise or clean the house or cook complicated breakfasts for your three-year-old twins every morning. But don’t just sit there doing nothing. Just start, start doing whatever you want to do or need to do. You may not start out doing it well, but the more you work at it the better you will get. And no matter what mundane thing it is, you might begin to like it or even discover new ways to do an old boring thing.
But whatever you leave behind, don’t leave a blank page.