Some people think the need to write is a disease, and maybe it is, but what if you had a real disease, a degenerative disease? What if your hands trembled out of control? How would you write? Could you write? What if your memory was slipping away and you couldn't hold on to information you needed to know? What if muscular problems wouldn't allow you to sit for long periods of time? What if you felt time was running out?
Could you possibly find ways to compensate, and get around these obstacles? Maybe some of you already have had to overcome handicaps that threaten your ability to write. What did you do? I would really like to know. Are there ways to get around these problems? I may need to know.
I have come to realize this week that these things may be in my future. I don't know for sure yet, but I do know one thing, it means I need to reformulate my goals. I need to decide which goals are most important to me and the best way to attain them. I need to quit wasting time and making excuses. Reality is knocking at my door.
What about you? Are you thinking about what you want from your writing? Are you setting long-term goals and short-term goals? What if there was the possibility that you would lose the physical or mental skills you need to achieve those goals? Would you give up writing? I can't. Would you do things differently? I will!
(c) 2005 Sharon A. Soffe