Just a Little Inspiration on a Rainy Day
As I lay in bed trying to get a little writing done while my daughter is sleeping I'm distracted by the steady downpour going on outside. With each raindrop that falls my will to write grows weaker. All I want to do is cuddle up with my baby girl and listen to the soft pattering on my roof, but I know I can't. It's days like today that I need a little push. A little encouragement. A little nudge into the realm of inspiration.
These are few quotes that help me get there.
"I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul." - William Ernest Henley
"You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain
"It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J.K. Rowling
"Get it down. Take chances. It is the only way you can do anything really good." - William Faulkner
"To gain your own voice you have to forget about having it heard." - Allen Ginsberg
"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master." - Ernest Hemingway
The above picture is another place I go to find inspiration. I went on a 13 state road trip with my husband a little over a year ago. This is one of the places we visited. Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. It's just so beautiful. I always envision myself walking down this path whenever I sit down with a new Word document. Each word I write gets me closer to finding this...
...which is what you see when you reach the end of that particular pathway.
So, for any writers who need a little extra inspiration on a rainy day, I hope my little secrets can be helpful.
I'll leave you with my favorite, most inspirational quote of all time:
"IF YOU DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT." -WALT DISNEY