January 1st always invigorates my writing. A new year, a fresh start--anything is possible. I vow to challenge myself to write better, with more meaning, depth and power. But beginning a manuscript is the easiest part, isn't it? How many good ideas I have that can't seem to progress past page 20? 15? 10? And that is where the devotion to our craft comes in--in the pages between the first and the last. For it is the commitment and discipline to completing the story that makes us writers.
|Books that inspired me to become a writer|