Writing Toward the Horizon

“Writing is a lot like driving a country blacktop highway on a summer day. There is a wavery magical spot that shimmers on the horizon. You aim toward it. You speed to get there, and when you do, the ‘there’ vanishes. You look up to see it again, shimmering in the distance. You write toward that. I suppose some people might call this unrequited love or dissatisfaction. I think it’s something better.

“I think it’s anticipation.”

– Julia Cameron, “Begin,” The Right to Write