I've been writing on a play for the past few months, my first piece intended for the stage. I won't bore you with the details of the struggle a writer faces when she tries to funnel her heart through a pen. Let's just saw it involves a lot of self-discipline (hiding the cookie jar) and putting the inner-critic on the bench. But it mainly requires frequent encouragement and seeking out sources of inspiration. So I wanted to share a recent quote by the wonderful playwright Anton Chekov that should remind us all to never give up creating:
"All hope is for the future. I am still only 26. Perhaps I shall manage to accomplish something, although time does run out fast."
- Chekhov, March 28, 1886, Moscow, in a letter to Dimitri Grigorovich