Even if you really enjoy writing, it isn’t always easy. Sometimes you have an idea on the tip of your mind, but it just won’t come through. You type out what you have, though you know it’s not good. You print it out and scribble thoughts all over the page in pen. You put it aside. You mull it over. You come back to it later that day or the next. And, if all goes well, over time, you end up with something that works.
Kind of like plants, abandoned in that thin dry space between building and sidewalk.
Or between the bricks.
Coming up through the concrete cracks and out among the cigarette butts.
Growing in the centre of a hot parking lot.
Or hanging over a chainlink fence, along a busy street, in near-drought conditions.
So keep at it. You might even find something unexpected.
And if you’re interested:
My book, Glass Bricks, is out (since April, 2021) and now available worldwide in/through your local bookstores or from https://atbaypress.com/books/detail/glass-bricks. The digital version will be out soon.
Here’s the video of the book launch for Glass Bricks through McNally Robinson Booksellers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=D1jRf9WKn_s
Here’s a review of the book on page 34. https://prairiebooksnow.ca/pdf/42389-PbN-78-spring-2021-web.p