This week started as every other week ever does, with monday. Ruddy effing monday. It truly is the bane of my writing existence because it means that my weekend of wording and shaping things just so has come to a close and once again I must divide my time. Every working writer who still pulls hours for someone else to balance the budget knows this struggle. Perhaps the only thing worse than monday would be the dentist on monday, but that’s an unholy terror that I’m not sure even the great wordsmiths would tackle. Then again, that could just be me.
Moving along though…I had thought to share this awesome little bit of rhyme about living the dream and keeping yourself aloft and how *poof* with that fancy bit of magic comes the golden moment when it’s no longer a dream but reality…sadly, I cannot find the wretched thing. I have no notion of who it’s by and neither does the almighty Google as the stanza’s I can recall give me nothing close to the lovely bit of prose it should be.
So now, Monday has become a mission to find it. And, with location, to share it because it really is one of those little gems of wisdom wrapped up in a good rhyme scheme. Great plans and alla that aside, I know how mondays are for me, and thus I presumed that there were others who needed the motivational pick me up to keep fighting the good fight and make the day worth it with some words, even if the time is short. Even if the days are long and thankless, find a few moments to reconnect with your craft and make something to be proud of, if it’s only a sentence. There are plenty who would step up to pitch a spit ball when we’re at full count…don’t let them have the final say.
Remember that it’s your dream, and like all good bits of rest and fantasy, there is a window where you aren’t quite sleeping, nor are you fully awake where you control the path. You have the say in which way the road goes and sometimes this is the sole moment of influence…seize it with both hands and drag it into the light. It’s your dream, but if you do it right, with a little bit of luck, it’s your reality too.