Two things I’ve been thinking about…
“You’re an exception.” – people will say to someone.
Exceptions are often looked at as being smug for talking about that poem of theirs being published in an online magazine (which “doesn’t even pay”), looked at as failures for not having a 9-17 job that brings in the big $, or looked at as unsuccessful for being a simple freelancer who doesn’t seem to care about having free time or going out with friends every night.
Usually people tend to overlook that being an exception is one of the best things one could be.
~ prompted by Annie Q. Syed’s Still Sundays post
When inspiration strikes, it always comes from deep within. Fiction or nonfiction, poem, essay or blog post. At their core, they always have something I’m passionate, curious or anxious about.
I can’t write something I don’t feel anything for.
Just like a love story I guess, some sparks need to be there in order for me to know which one is the right story to pursue.
~ prompted by j’s Rejection like snow