Saturday, April 20, 2013

Stop what you're doing and read this.

I haven't posted in over a month, hard at work on next manuscript and unwilling to risk losing the 'thread' of my story. But I've taken a few breaks to read, and today I found this on Janet Reid's blog.

It's not about what you think...

I'll wait here while you finish. Yeah, I brought tissues. *taps foot*

Were you blown away? Talk about stripping away all the bullshit to reveal what's underneath. Writing bone-marrow deep like that takes real courage. Sometimes I get close. I look over the edge, stare truth in the eye. But something--now I know it's fear--makes me blink. Instead of bold and ugly and real, I pull back and write 'safe'.

Someday, I swear--and even if it takes a lifetime--I'm going to write like Sugar.