Today I Showed Up

A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view, a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.     ~ Junot Diaz 

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2 thoughts on “Today I Showed Up

    • I’m sorry you haven’t had time to show up lately, Robin. I know how summers go with young kids. If you’re not able to show up to the writing, I hope you’re showing up for lots of other good stuff. Watermelon and swimming and hiking and naps in the shade…


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