I’ve been enchanted by this quote from A. A. Milne: “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.” Winnie the Pooh, ever so whimsical and poetic, manages to capture the delicate process of letting inspiration find you.
Successful writers often advise a rigorous writing practice, but so far, I haven’t been able to force myself into it. That’s not how writing happens for me. Eventually, the words find me and I just have to write them down and let them loose on the world. It’s often late at night, and they itch at my fingers until I get out of bed and satisfy their incessant demands for publication. So if my words make you uncomfortable… you’re not alone. That’s how it started with me.
I also post sillier, more comfortable writing at www.writercatdiaries.wordpress.com
Check it out if you like cats, writing, children’s books, and short narratives.