Magic. It’s a potent word. For the fantasy aficionado, it conjures images of wands and witchcraft, spells and potions; for the illusionist, fans and income; for the faithful, miracles. Writers and other artists practice our own sort of magic. And
For those of us not writing full-time or [ahem] lacking a rich patron, finding time to write is the constant struggle. Writing practice always varies from writer to writer. The details can vary but the need for a considered writing
Managing motivation and our energy for writing is something almost all writers struggle with at some point in their writing lives. We intend to write the poem/story/book, but we just can’t get to the page as often as we’d like.
There are reasons to write that have to do with our desires to matter. We may dream of hitting the bestseller lists, or winning literary awards, or gaining the respect of critics (maybe even our mother or the in-laws!) Sometimes