I don’t write to be famous, I don’t write to be known, I write because I am and I want to be read. How sad to fill a room with paintings no one sees or play music no one hears. Writing is talking without sound, singing without score and dancing without movement and yet, it is all of them. It is a solitary art conjured from thought and expressed by the need to communicate.

HEAD SLAPS, SPEED BUMPS and LIGHTBULBS, one woman's WTF, oops and ah-ha moments of life.

They were published once, and as every writer knows, once is not enough.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Zero in

I’m vacillating again. Not lactating (too old), not copulating (well maybe), not berating (I like almost everyone), but stagnating in a sea of projects. I get enthused about one, it wanes so I go onto another, it gets old and I’m off again. Like now, updating a post when I should be working on my eBook of columns plus their force and fallout. I’m into my third novel and still continue to query my two drawer-novels. (If I’m still querying them I guess they’re not drawer-novels). Plus I have a deadline for the column. Jeez, I wish I could retire so I could get something done.

The three most important words in writing, focus, focus, focus.

I’m off to work soon and am promising myself that tonight, after work, while the house is quite and my lids aren't propped open from exhaustion, I will pick one project and zero in. I promise.

Do you have to refocus your writing-lens often or are you spot on until 'the end'? 


  1. I had to take mini breaks from food blogging in this last two weeks for a couple of reasons. Lack of fresh groceries and just a general lack of being able to stay focused and on task. Happy to say I have three posts almost ready and will be working on number 4. FOCUS MY DEAR, FOCUS.

    1. Speaking of food, oh guru of all things tasty and inexpensive,
      my plate is too full. I keep munching a little here and a little there and always end up leaving something on my plate for the starving writers in China...hahaha.
      Well, I thought it was funny.

  2. Ugh...I find myself doing this too. Like my mind is jumping all over the place. I totally intend to do one thing and then find myself purposely doing everything else.

    1. I'd love to know why we do this. It's sort of like a writer's ADHD without the hyperactivity. For me it's AARP-WADD. Ha you're too young for the AARP part.