Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

883 Words Jan 20th, 2015 4 Pages
Many times the road to inspiration is not paved. Often, it starts as the type of rocky dirt road that makes me clench my teeth as I drive down because I can’t stand to hear the pebbles being kicked up against my paint job. I feel the steering wheel vibrate in my hands as I begin to go over the bumps of self-censorship and the shifting of my equilibrium as I swerve in order to avoid the pot-holes of self-doubt. “Left turn ahead,” says the GPS of my subconscious. I don’t even know where the heck it is taking me, or who punched in the address, but I follow it anyway. Even though it has taken me down some dead ends and through some rough neighborhoods, I still trust this internal GPS; ninety-nine percent of the time it gets me to where I need to go. Just as I begin to wonder if this trip was a waste of time, the automated female voice calmly states “You have reached your destination, 1001 Discovery Lane.” I get out and see something beautiful, something I would have never found had I not taken this journey, an idea! I am not always inspired to write, however the process of writing usually does lead me to inspiration. When it comes to writing, I don’t wait for inspiration. I don’t sit around hoping the clouds part with a muse descending from heaven ready to bestow brilliance upon me with just a simple touch on my forehead. Being a standup comedian and comedy writer, people are always expecting fresh content and new ideas from me, so I don’t have time to wait for…

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