The Art of Submission: Submitting to the Work

Have any of you read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert? If you haven’t, you should, because I can almost guarantee it will inspire you in some way. The thing that did it for me? When Gilbert described having an affair with your creative work:

“Sneak off and have an affair with your most creative self,” she writes. “Lie to everyone about where you’re actually going on your lunch break. Pretend you’re traveling on a business trip when secretly you’re retreating in order to paint.” Gilbert urges us to think about our creative work constantly. Look forward to seeing it. Let it be the thing that drives your days. Let it be the thing that you fall in love with over and over again, every single day.

How long has it been since I have been in love with the act of writing?

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