“You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair—the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.”
A blank page is one of the most inspiring things I can think of. Pages aren’t meant to be left blank and it’s up to you to decide what combination of letters and words you want to fill them with.
Writing isn’t easy. Pretty much everything about it is difficult in some way–the only part that comes easily to me is the spelling. The rest comes naturally, but not easily. I love everything about it, even–maybe especially–the hard things.
Write your heart out. Give it everything you’ve got and give it lovingly. Even when it’s hard. It’s the only way you can hope to finish.