30 Days of Write: Day 25 (Show up)

May 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm (30 Days of Write)


Hi. This is going to be quick because I’m doing about eighty-billion things today, but I had to share the most important with you. Today I got to hear Joe Lansdale speak. Never read a word he’s written, but he and his son, Keith, were talking about pulp fiction and I had to hear that. Toward the end, the moderator asked for one piece of advice to aspiring writers and immediately Joe answered, “Show up.”

Yup, show up. Get your ass in the chair, hands on the keyboard, and write. I’ve heard the message a hundred times before, but hearing it from such a powerhouse, you know that he’s giving you advice worth listening to.

Show up.

See you tomorrow.


  1. Kristine said,

    Wow! That’s just …wow! 🙂 speechless…

    • Pamela Cayne said,

      Oh yeah–we’ll be talking about this one for *many* days to come!!! 😀

  2. Caryn Caldwell said,

    Love this! It’s so true, too. Inspiration comes when you work for it. Thanks for the reminder!

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