Worms

10.24.2016


Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language. People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated. ~ Lucille Clifton

...As for my writing: I've been averaging a paragraph a week and it's killing me. 

I have this story I know needs to be told, but I get so caught up in the fear. 


...The fear of being a screenwriting novice. I freak out trying to figure out how to share it once it's completed. I've shared what I have so far with women in the industry whom I respect. I  haven't heard anything back...which terrifies me. Does it suck that much?!


I have a story to tell. I have no plans to be the next Lin-Manuel Miranda, but I do have a story that I know a lot of women will relate to. I don't wish to be the next poet of the people, but I do have some thangs on my mind. 


That being said I still write despite all the logistics I haven't figured out. 


I get these random little emails each morning from "The Universe". Today's email pokes holes in the theory that the early bird gets the worm. The Universe would like the world to know that the late bird and the bird in-between gets the worm, too. "Because, by design, there are always more than enough worms. In fact, the only bird that doesn't get a worm is the bird that doesn't go out to get one." 


I'm gonna role with that today and hope the fear that has paralyzed by ability to break through the writer's block takes a hike. Just gotta have faith there's a worm or two out there for me...Ms. Late Ass McGee. 


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