Waiting for inspiration is often an excuse for not writing.
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Yes, the Old Soldier is going for controversey this morning.
It is nearly 9:00 AM in Pittsburgh. I was thinking of shaving in the shower in about an hour; but if I do that I may not do any window cleaning. I only have so much ambition when it comes to domestic chores so that if I do one thing the other thing will not get done.
Writing is different. I write no matter what.
It was not always that way. It use to be that I only wrote when something inspired me to write. Inspiration was everything. Waiting for inspiration made me “feel” like a writer. It is one reason that I never went into journalism. In journalism you have deadlines and those deadlines will be met whether you are inspired or not. If you don’t meet them you won’t have a job for long. At least not as a journalist.
I ended up dropping out of Duquesne University (in the photo above) here in Pittsburgh when I was very young because I was taking journalism and I did not want to meet the deadlines that are a part of the life of every writer that works for a magazine or newspaper or any other media that deals with print and printing schedules.
Well, guess what?
Now I’m a content writer, and although I don’t have any fast, hard deadlines, if I want the page views I do have to meet certain self-imposed deadlines.
And I want the page views.
Here’s a flash fiction story you may enjoy: Nude-Tone Pantyhose.