Inspiration is for Amateurs

Big Self Portrait (1968) - Chuck CloseBig Self Portrait (1968) - Chuck Close

Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. Every great idea I’ve ever had grew out of work itself. - Chuck Close

Something I learned from writing everyday is that if I do the work the ideas will come.

Some days, an idea will hit me like a truck and I’ll drop everything and start writing on a blank note on my iPhone. Inspiration is fleeting and if I don’t act now it will fade.

More often then not, I’m not exactly inspired when I’m writing. Sometimes, I have an exam to study for or I’m feeling exhausted from a long haul trip, but I open my text editor and write anyway.

December 27, 2021

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