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Writing #3 : Just show up

I often use this image as my screensaver to remind me that all I need to do is show up.

How do I get ready to write? I don't.

I just show up.

I don't meditate or clear my head or put on snappy music or dance or go over my outline or working my characters or make sure I'm on track.

I just show up.

Me. All of me -- my angst and sorrow and joy and laughter and irony and outrage and frustration and intelligence and stupidity and every other aspect of myself.

I bring all of me to the desk. Sit down. And start writing.

The best story unfolds when I bring my entire self to my office, sit down, and start.

Try it and let me know how it works for you.