As lonely as writing can feel, I know I’m not the only one sitting in a space trying to find exactly the right words that can make a story or a poem or an essay sing. Often I get timely reminders, such as the excellent posts my friend, the brilliant author Richard Bausch, features on his Facebook newsfeed. The thing I find comforting about Richard’s words is he’s been writing for years and produced multiple novels and short story collections, but when he begins again he has to start with the blank page or the blank screen, just as we all do. And it doesn’t get any easier.

On this morning’s walk, I share my friend’s beautiful and helpful words on the matter of getting work done. Enjoy. xoxo

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Need an even bigger jolt of inspiration? Then join me in the Veneto region of Italy this September for my Write of Your Life Retreat! Our departure date will be here before you know it, so register now for one of the last remaining spots. Drop me a line if you would like a copy of the full color brochure.  Read all about it here at Grand Tourist UK.