The Heart of the Matter

Nothing is scarier for a writer than to feel that they are out of words. It happens to me, alarmingly often, and from what I hear I’m far from the only one. The condition is akin to a fireman turning his hose onto a blazing fire only to realize there’s no water. Except, of course, that would matter.


It is the lot of writers, I believe, to constantly question themselves and their ability to produce anything anyone will ever want to read. And that’s what’s at the heart of what I feel on those melancholy occasions when I start to think I can’t produce such a thing. Does it even matter? If I never write another word in my life, would anyone care?…

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Press on, my friends. Press on,


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1 Response to The Heart of the Matter

  1. Susan Elizabeth Henson says:

    Thank you so much for your encouraging words! In just the brief snippet I just read, I found that I am not the only writer who experiences this exasperation on a regular basis. I am excited to read your writing further in the near future. In the meantime, I will press on!

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