POST CARDS FROM THE MUSE
Take Your Vitamins
By Nandy Ekle
I believe in taking vitamins. I’ve taken tons of vitamins of all letters for lots of years and they have kept my body healthy.
But I’ve ben running low on vitamin “w” for a while. So I pulled out a certain book and began re-reading it. Sure enough, I found my spirit and inspiration returning.
So, what is that certain book, the one full of the vitamin I crave? It’s the book, On Writing, by Stephen King.
My admiration for Mr. King is no secret. In fact, I dream of actually being considered his peer some day. But in order for that to happen I have to write more than am right now. I have the desire, I have the stories, I think I even have a slight touch of the talent. The only thing I’m lacking is the energy. And this probably because of a lack of exercise, due to my extremely low levels of vitamin w.
And so, I turn to Mr. King to recharge me. And, of course, no one can ever read On Writing and NOT feel inspired to suddenly sit down and write a thousand page novel or two. Now that my w levels have returned to normal, I will begin to exercise—tomorrow.
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