I've found it true that writing involves a lot of "stone gathering," a lot of writing that is ... well, just writing.
While that can be satisfying ... and I find that it's good activity ... it keeps my mind occupied ... keeps me from dwelling on things I needn't ... or shouldn't ... what is really rewarding is that piece of writing that has a certain quality about it ... has a gemlike quality.
Finding one of those ... or maybe two, if I'm really lucky ... is what keeps me going.
And just keeping on keeping on can be important, too.
I keep looking for that subject ... that turn of phrase ... that word which will send images dancing across the ballroom of my mind.
I hope that your quest will bring a large share of those "gems" to you.
Meanwhile, the poem:
Of all the stones
all the poems
once in a lifetime
there is one, perhaps,
that gathers light
as no other, juggles
it back aloft,
sends bright beams
dancing into the dark
across the ballroom
of the mind.
(originally published in ByLine Magazine)
Today's word: dancing