Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where the contributors over at YA Highway post a weekly writing- or reading-related question. Then readers answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This week's topic: Tons of writers are in the midst of NaNoWriMo, trying to stay inspired
as we reach the dreaded middle. Share your most inspiring and/or
motivational video, book, or quote on writing!
I love turning to the words of the writers who have come before me and finding in them the same longings I have in myself--to create, to love, to live. It warms my heart to know that while my journey as a writer is uniquely mine, I'm not the first to travel this path, and I won't be the last. And I'm certainly not alone.
In celebration of all the different writers--those doing NaNo, those unofficially doing NaNo, those that despise NaNo--I'm going to share a few quotes from one of my biggest writing inspirations,
“I think that all artists, regardless of degree of talent, are a
painful, paradoxical combination of certainty and uncertainty, of
arrogance and humility, constantly in need of reassurance, and yet with a
stubborn streak of faith in their own validity no matter what.”
Whether you're participating in NaNo or not, don't give up on your faith in yourself. But if you are, let me know so we can encourage each other for the rest of the month. What is inspiring you right now (whether you're NaNoing or not)?