Last night, I watched a news series, Oprah Presents Master Class with Diane Sawyer. It was not only fascinating to hear Sawyer's stories and understand her lessons, but it was beautifully executed.
When she said that curiosity is fuel for her, I broke out my notebook and started taking notes. She said, sometimes, she'll be flying from one end of the Earth to the other, already exhausted, and she'll think, "I just can't do this." But then she'll pick up a file, read a little bit, think of a question, then another and another. And suddenly she's got a zillion ideas and she can't wait to get there.
Sawyer said, "The only way you can get up some of these mornings is if you can't wait to see what's around the bend."
For me, that kind of curiosity comes when I'm immersed in a story and I've hit that sweet spot where the characters are leading me and I'm basically just typing what they're channeling.
Those days are the mornings writers live for.
What mornings do you live for?
4 years ago