However tempting it is to save a great idea for later - use it now.  I've learned that the more I use my ideas, the more new ones come along.  The well refills from the bottom, and if I keep the ideas in motion, that flow doesn't stop.  Work leads to inspiration, rather than the other way around.


i love what you have said here. thank you. "work leads to inspiration". at times i am afraid that the inspiration will end and once i execute, it will be my last great idea! :-)i know that's not true but thank you for this reminder! m

"One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. . . . Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes." -- Annie Dillard

Oh, Laura, thanks for finding the source for me in Annie Dillard. I couldn't remember it last night.



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