For those of you who follow my blog you know I lost a loved one to cancer this year. Well today is her birthday and I thought I’d remember her. One of the things I loved the most about her was, she always thought something positive was around the corner. And when it came to my writing she was one of my avid supporters. In her last days, when she could still form a full sentence, she said, “Keep writing. The time is now and I know you will soon be published.” It took her five minutes for her morphine induced brain to find all of the words, but it was important enough for her to say them. I think of her often and when I struggle to write I remember how important it was for her to say that to me and then I sit down and write.

What/Who inspires you to continue on when it is hard to write?