I want to get hungry to write.
But until I do, I will continue to bang it out, to pound keys till 500 words issue forth.
This is completely counter to the best writing book (for me) "IF YOU WANT TO WRITE" by Brenda Ueland. She says if you force it, your spirit dies and your writing is crap. (She never says that. She is a woman of character as well as manners.) She says, among other things, that the creative power is there, and we have to get ourselves out of the way and let it sing out of us. Okay, she's brilliant, really. But sometimes I am among the weak and needy who create lists of to-dos, ready to cross off and see my progress. And I am among the weakest who put things on the list already accomplished, so my progress looks better than it is.
Oh, the shame.
But Ueland's best bit is about how criticism kills, and how the only constructive devices are true applause and cheering.
I love the sound of that.
Bring it on.