Morning Rocket Fuel




In the morning, I like to immediately jump into my latest work-in-progress. It’s like running to greet old friends, reuniting with loved ones.

But sometimes, other writings burn inside me, rushing to the surface. Sometimes it’s an idea for a class I’m teaching, or it might be simply a snippet of dialogue or character description. I write all this down in my big book, by hand, so I won’t forget it. Often, this becomes inspiration for the rest of the morning’s writing, creative rocket fuel pushing me forward into the day.

It’s better to let it rush out rather than keeping it bottled up inside me. Then I am launched toward my goal. I need to get the morning inspiration written as quickly as possible, so I can finally do that jump into the grand project of the day.


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