open invitation no. 12: write anyway

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Write anyway.

There’s a quote that goes —

Don’t sweat the small stuff.
It’s all small stuff.

Richard Carlson said that. It’s actually the title of a book he wrote in 1997. I remember it being a popular phrase when I was in undergrad, and it wound its way into my long-term memory. I tell myself it a lot.

I’m telling myself it today when things didn’t go as planned. (Do things ever go as planned?) Even more importantly, I’m telling myself:

Write anyway.

I do hope you’ll do the same.


Open your blog and write a post. It doesn’t have to be a heart stretched story…it just needs to be written…and shared.


Reply to this post, jot a note and paste your URL.


Pop around and visit some other blogs. Leave a comment about the ideas or the craft…encourage and soak up the magic that will find you.

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Use one of these images so we can find each other…and you can invite others to share their stories with us!

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I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic

Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

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