From the diving world, I’ve learned much. One of the best lessons has been the ability to “save” myself by taking Rescue Diver. This course was demanding physically and psychologically, and I took the skills test twice. The wonderful woman who taught this knew I could do it, and she made sure “I” knew it. Proved it to myself this summer in the Atlantic Ocean.
So what does this have to do with writing. A lot. Having been “floundering” for the last two and half years, I can still save myself by writing a bit every day. I’m not setting out to write the next Great American Novel. I want to create something that will entertain–if only for a moment or two.
I have used a quote that I like to paraphrase: If you can still breathe, slowly exhale, relax and your brain will kick in. There’s not too much you can’t figure out, in any part of life.