The Bookish Fox

A Writing Lesson from my Corgi

Once upon a time, my little Corgi thought she couldn’t jump on the bed. This was because we moved to a house with hardwood floors from our carpeted apartment. As a result, her legs would slip as she tried to get up, and she couldn’t do it anymore.

So we got a rug.

At first, she didn’t believe she could do it. She made us lift her onto the bed because she thought she wasn’t capable. 

But she was.

One day I was reading in bed, and I sneezed. (Nola HATES sneezes more than anything in this world.) Suddenly, she was able to jump onto the bed so she could bark at me. (Why, yes, it IS one of her more attractive qualities.)

Then she realized she could do it, and now she jumps on the bed all the time.

What does this have to do with your writing?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had periods with my writing when I don’t think I can write anymore. That I’ve lost my ability.

But then I get a flash of inspiration, and I do it.

I can write again.

I just want you to know that if you feel like you can’t write, you can. Once you get that burst of inspiration, you will find yourself flying through the air.

And I promise you’ll land somewhere soft. 

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