Living Write (Quote of the Day)
I write this blog post as I sit on the couch, a baby in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. I'm still in my pajamas. My day will consist of laundry, cooking, and keeping little fingers out of electrical sockets. The life I'm living is by definition simple, regular, and happy. And for me, just like for Lauren Groff, that makes for better writing. When exciting, irregular things are happening, I tend to lose focus. If there's too much going on in my life, I can go days—weeks—months without writing a single word. And even if I do write, it's often disjointed or plain awful. What can I say? I'm just too distractible. So I need a slow pace in order to be successful at what I really love: writing. I know others, however, who flourish when their lives are busy. They find inspiration in the exciting, irregular things happening, whereas I would only find interruption.
We all have different lives that hopefully enable us to create, rather than stunt our progress. If you're not living a life like that, something needs to change. My advice? Make your life what you need it to be in order to write something beautiful. If you need to speed up, go on an adventure; if you need to take it slow, drop something from your calendar. Changing your life is only as complicated as you make it. So make the change and create a life that motivates you.
Today's Prompt: Write a short story about a perpetual nomad who finally decides to settle down.