A writer friend and I have done a deal, which involves him coaxing me along with some personal writing projects I’ve been struggling to get finished. I can’t tell you how helpful it is to have a friendly nudge!
This morning he sent over a quick poem to remind me of a deadline. It made me smile, and yes it made me want to write! Thanks, Dave.
An ode to Charlie (a simple reminder…)
The author’s pen it struggles,
To fill the empty page,
And then you get the reminder,
From your writing coach named Dave.
He hassles and he nags you,
Reminds you work is due,
That at the end of the week,
He wants a page or two.
So nervously you start writing,
It’s such a daunting task,
So much to do, so little time,
It seems a lot to ask.
Yet once you start it’s easy,
Words flow out of you like song,
And you can always come back to it,
If you get a section wrong.
Like a wise old vampire once cried,
While munching through a womb,
“Don’t give up now, just keep trying,”
It’ll come if you give it room.
So here is a simple reminder,
That I cry from mountain’s peaks,
That you’d better get to writing,
Your novella’s due in four weeks.