I have been really down over the last few days over whether or not I can get published in my current state of disability-induced house arrest.
The truth is I write because I love it. I lose myself in it and come out of it feeling more like myself.
While my writing is still less than perfect, every story I write is better than the last. I literally have a 12 inch stack of stories, novels, children's stories, poems sitting next to my laptop that I've written since I hurt my foot. I have posted in this blog nearly every day over the past year. I have a huge list of stories yet to write. I need to stop thinking about what I can't do and simply write.
I need to trust myself and write.
Had I not hurt my foot, there would be no stack of partially finished stories next to my desk. I wouldn't have given myself time to write. I am a rather impatient person. I would have remodeled the house or gone back to normal work or graduate school before I would have taken the time to write even one novel. I wouldn't have had the courage to just do it.
My late morning inspiration came from Kid in the Front Row.