“I have always felt that the moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything can happen.” Monica Baldwin
What a joyful thought! It’s cloudy outside right now and gray as I write this and looks like rain. It’s a day that could make you feel “weary and dreary,” but instead, it feels cozy and inviting. The day has just begun and it lies all before us, fresh and new:
Absolutely anything: We could wake up on the wings of a wonderful dream or with poignant words floating around in our head that will enrich what we’re writing.
Absolutely anything: A fabulous and totally inventive idea might come our way unbidden and be the perfect solution to a thorny plot point we’ve been wrestling with.
Absolutely anything: Instead of rushing around, we might get quiet and listen with our inner ear. And out of this quiet place, a magical sentence that’s been waiting for us might arise.
Absolutely anything: We might happen to scan a publishing site and come across the name of an agent we’re familiar with and just have a feeling we should take note of it.
Absolutely anything: We might come across a glowing review of a book that sounds like it a goldmine of information we can use to enrich a story we’re writing.
Absolutely anything: We might be feeling tired or sluggish or discouraged as we hunker down to write, but sit down to write anyway and push past it all and write something we absolutely love.
Absolutely anything: Sitting down to write and suddenly slip silently into the zone as a swimmer slips into the sea, spend hours there and think it was minutes.
Absolutely anything: We might have one of those golden writing sessions where we feel on fire, aglow with ideas and inspiration and excitement about how our story is advancing.
Absolutely anything: We might sit down to tackle a tough, resistant part of our story and find that it suddenly cracks open like a nut and we know exactly how to make it come alive.
Absolutely anything: We might sit down to write and feel empty, just as I did when I sat down to write this post and find that our wellspring of creativity is never dry.
Wow! Uplifted by Monica’s adventurous “absolutely anything can happen,” let’s all welcome this new new day with gratitude and joy — and write on!