Words Not My Own
I’m struggling a little to find my words right now. 6 months of corporate speak, constant travelling and consummate professionalism have taken their toll. Writing and I have never been further apart – or so it seems.
But the good news is that the holidays have started now. I’m taking all of July and August off. July will be dedicated to the family, but August is mine, to read, review, blog, read your blogs and … finally nail that novel. If only the words start flowing again.
Here are some quotes from women poets and writers which currently guide and inspire me:
The joy of writing.
The power of preserving.
Revenge of a mortal hand. (Wisława Szymborska)
I’m not mad. It just seems that way
because I stagger and get a bit irritable.
There are wonderful holes in my brain
through which ideas from outside can travel
at top speed and through which voices,
sometimes whole people, speak to me
about the universe. (Jo Shapcott)
For it would seem … that we write, not with the fingers, but with the whole person. (Virginia Woolf)
Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. (Adrienne Rich)