I’m *Clinking at home
across the miles
(No coffee shops for me, today.)
I have my own REALLY BIG mug
(filled to the brim with “midnight oil”
from Water Street).
I have some REALLY BIG stuff to do
with some REALLY BIG resolve to get it done.
(A looooooooonnnnngg list of to-dos.)
in between grading a boatload of student work
and reading a script for a course
and writing a beat sheet,
I will write my current WIP/novel.
Will. And must.
With the help of Mirriam-Webster, the definition of will
can be turned into some pretty nifty affirmations
that you and I can use.
(Because sometimes we just need to be affirmed.)
* Will = desire, choice, willingness, consent
It is my desire to write, and
I make a choice to write.
* Will = frequent, customary, or habitual action
I will write often. I will make it a custom, a habit.
* Will = natural tendency or disposition
It is natural for me to write, and
writing fulfills my deepest calling.
* Will = futurity
Writing will happen today, tomorrow, and the following day.
It is a part of who I am,
* Will = capability
I am a capable writer.
* Will = probability
The probability of writing is a foregone conclusion.
I WILL write.
* Will = determination, insistence, persistence, or willfulness
I am determined to write.
I insist and persist.
(I even get bull-headed about it.)
* Will = inevitability
With frequency, it is inevitable that my writing
will increase in skill and desirability.
*Will = a command, exhortation, or injunction
I exhort myself
(and you can come along for the ride,
if you’d like):