Be a little wild.
I love the children’s book by Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are. Like many of us, my mom made it one of my favorite bedtime stories, however, it solidified a spot on my favorites list many years later when I was in a children’s literature class to round out my master’s degree.
Did you know that Where the Wild Things Are was supposed to be Where the Wild Horses Are? The problem was Maurice Sendak had a rough time drawing horses. In fact, he couldn’t do it. So he proposed to his editor Where the Wild Things Are because he knew he could draw wild things.
I wonder how many writers give up when what they need is to be a little wild? Now, it’s not for me to deem what it means to for you to be a little wild. It doesn’t have to be something like electric blue hair, but that could count. It could be parting your hair on the opposite side or eating something other than a bagel for breakfast. Maybe it’s opening your water color paints or closing your email tab. Perhaps it’s writing from your back porch swing or having an extra cup of coffee.
Let the wild rumpus begin.
Be a little wild.
And go write.
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