I carefully choose a writer's notebook--a journal that I want to write in. We are good friends in the beginning. But then, I misplace it. Or somehow the spine breaks. Or I realize I can barely read my own scribbly handwriting. And then I get distracted by a new something. Did I mention I am incredibly slow, too? It can take hours to write a paragraph. A single paragraph.
It bothers me. I want to follow through. So, I am beginning again. Once more, I tell myself what I tell my students: readers and writers are brave.
"Be bold, be bold and everywhere be bold" Herbert Spencer
(as quoted in "Roxie and the Hooligans")