Sunday, October 21, 2018

Indian Summer

     What inspires you to write?  This evening we have steaks and burgers sizzling on the grill.  That could be inspiration enough.  But then, we are in the midst of a beautiful “Indian Summer” day.  That could be inspiration enough. 

     But here’s my real inspiration.  I got to spend all day with my family.  Even my oldest daughter hung out with us this afternoon (that break in the writing that you did not see was to give her a goodbye hug).  I am a truly blessed man. 

     I don’t say this to bum you out if your family life is not great right now.  Trust me, mine has not always been great.  In fact, there were years when the bad far outweighed the good.  Through it all, I have held on to the good and have been thankful for all the little victories or sometimes just survival.  Some of those tough moments have made for some of the best parts of my books (like being forced to move to Virginia against my will).  For now, let me revel in this beautiful day.

     I will keep this short, so the food doesn’t burn, and the family doesn’t go hungry.  Just want to encourage you.  When the moment inspires you, write it down.  When your moments seem all wrong, write that down too.  You will get through it.  Someday, those moments will encourage others.

     I am wrapping this up quickly after dinner and before an evening of games with the family.  I am curious what you are writing about or are interested in writing about.  Please share here in the comments or on my Facebook page (search for solanowriting).

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