Hope and Process

What I realized about writing while watching the inauguration

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Hope and promise reinforce each other

Hope gets us started. It may galvanize us into taking the first steps. But hope is like a fast-twitch muscle, easily overwhelmed with fatigue. It rarely carries us all the way to the end we envision when the path ahead of us is long.

Close up of feet in hiking shoes on a trail
Close up of feet in hiking shoes on a trail

Process in writing

Maybe you want to write a blog consistently, or to create a collection of short stories, or perhaps write a book. These are major writing projects. You may start with high hopes. But I guarantee there will be a day when it seems like the road ahead is too long, or you simply don’t feel the pull that day, or life distracts you.

A pencil bent into a circle, with the words Hope and Process, representing a cycle
A pencil bent into a circle, with the words Hope and Process, representing a cycle

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For a deep dive into the process, see my book The Writer’s Process.

Author, Writing Coach: Writing about Marketing, Technology, and Writing Itself (very meta). AnneJanzer.com

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