Work in Progress #4: Elizabeth Gilbert to the Rescue

eat pray loveWriters, like all who create, suffer mightily. We wonder if we will ever write anything “worthy” and, if we do come up with something that gets noticed, we wonder if we will ever be a second act. I’m told that the great Dr. Suess (a.k.a. Theodore Geisel) felt the Cat in the Hat constantly taunting him with the words “You’ll never top me, Suess!”

Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) has addressed this angst in a talk called “Your Elusive Genius” which is well worth listening to. In 20 short minutes, she manages to take the pressure off of us writers, tells us in no uncertain terms that we better get to our desks and have at it, and finishes with such encouraging words that I was absolutely propelled forward with my current writing project.

Give it a listen…and then pass it along!