I’m not really here right now, but I wanted to be so I could maintain a 30-day streak and I’m getting close.
Sharing an interview I did in 2017 with one of the writers I follow who’s taught me some lessons about writing and relaxing the inner critic (that person in parentheses who snoops around your dining room looking for dust).
Here’s an excerpt from the interview with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer at A Hundred Falling Veils.
I used to not want to write a poem unless I knew that it would be good. And sometimes that meant that I would go months without writing a poem. But if you are writing every day, then you know there is no way you will write a masterpiece every day. Basically, it allows your inner critic to relax. On the other hand, if you write every day, your chances of writing a good poem go waaaaaaay up. If you sit in the aviary long enough, sooner or later a bird will land on your head. I think Billy Collins said that.