Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rumi Inspiration

I only have time for a quick post because I'm NaNoWriMoing. The italicized lines are all Rumi, taken from Goodreads this time.

When I write, I remember:

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

When I have to revise my revolting rough draft, I remember:

How do the birds make great sky circles...
They fall and falling they are given wings.

When I get a critique and I need to make sooo many changes, I remember:

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

When I get a good rejection letter, I remember:

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

When I sigh and think I'll never find an agent, I remember:

What you seek is seeking you.


Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.


Pat Hatt said...

Great things to keep in mind, even though not easy sometimes.

Old Kitty said...

Wise positive answers to keep one sane especially when embarking on a perilous writerly journey! Take care

Carolyn V said...

Good luck with NaNo! Plus I love your list. Every writer needs a list like that. =)

Connie Keller said...

Good Luck with NaNo!

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck with NaNoWriMo!

LTM said...

love love LOVE! You know I love these Rumi quotes. I love them in your story. "What you seek is seeking you." Love it. Good luck~ :o) <3

Glynis said...

Good luck with NaNo. I pulled out this year. Too many writing commitments.


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