Everybody needs a cheer or a chant or a mantra. Everybody needs a theme song. And everybody needs a little push. More often than not, my theme songs are from the 80’s and in my mind they look like a montage from Can’t Buy Me Love. But that’s just me. As many of my writing and creative cohorts are tackling National Novel Writing Month this November, I am taking on two giant creative projects– editing this very blog into a witty, glittery touching collection of essays and getting my second play ready for rehearsals which start this winter. So I felt like I needed a new mantra/chant/cheer (cherranta?) to give me a little push during this busy and creative month. So here it goes!
now? there’s no way I mean I have all these things I need to do and
No, right now!
now? but the time isn’t right. I’m not ready. It will be crap.
I don’t care. Write now!
Okay but first I need to nap, pretend like I’m going to clean something, call somebody I don’t really wanna talk to, eat something, feel sorry for someone (mainly myself), and then maybe I’ll be ready
How about now?
Okay but what I am a gonna write about? You know I should think about that first.
Not “think” now. Write now.
Sure but it’s going to have to be amazing and life-changing and award-winning, okay?
No, not “write well”.
But why now?
because if not you,
because if you don’t write,
somebody else will.
and if not now,