To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.
Write because you want to communicate with yourself. Write because you want to communicate with someone else. Write because life is weird and tragic and amazing. Write because talking is difficult. Write because it polishes the heart. Write because you can. Write because you can’t. Write because there is a blackbird outside of my window right now and oh my god isn’t that the best start to the day? Write because you’re trying to figure yourself out. Write because you might not ever figure yourself out. Write because there still aren’t enough love poems in the world.
Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.