Writing is Like Surfing

Jamie Russo
2 min readApr 29, 2021

Pressing publish on your first piece might feel like dropping in on a 78-foot wave. Don’t freak, send it.

Not everything you create will be a smash hit. Sometimes you’ll wipe out. Those that succeed get back up on their board and take it for another ride.

There’s a section of surf on Waikiki where the water reflects an unforgettable shade of pink around sunset. Mother nature’s paintbrush is a magical wand. “Wingardium Leviosa.”

When riding a glorious wave, pick your head up, enjoy every minute, and live in the moment.

A surfer awakes hoping to catch a flawless barrel. Bobbing in the surf, he searches for the perfect moment. “Here comes a big one,” someone shouts. He misses the first wave, but eventually he catches one and takes it for an unforgettable ride.

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