Check out this nice little write up about Victor Hugo, one of the writers that inspires me regularly. I hope his story will compel you to continue writing.
Now, more than ever, we need to be writing. We are living in as historical a moment as Hugo lived, our voice will matter to future generations, to History itself. I know it’s difficult to get up every. single. day. to some new disappointment or other in the headlines and the insecurity it brings. To exacerbate the issue, many of us writers are Highly Sensitive People so our reactions to national insecurity is felt more acutely, it resounds within our thoughts more; we have to work at giving our focus boundaries and keeping our mind from going down a dark road. So writing, some days, can present itself as more of a challenge than others. But I encourage you to slog through the thick mire and at least put something down on paper, or build up that word count in the bottom left corner of your screen. It is important right now. It’s not important to us per se, it’s not even important to our cohorts or elders, but it’s imperative to future generations. It’s imperative for the lens of History to have your story woven amongst the backdrop of change and restoration. It will be significant to your progeny to understand where you stood in all the noise – what did great-grandma’s voice sound like against the others?
It doesn’t matter today, but it will matter greatly tomorrow whether or not you set your mind down to write. Here’s to one of the best examples for doing so…