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 LIGHT-BULBS, one woman's WTF, oops and ah-ha moments of life.

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



Sunday, December 6, 2015

The squeeze


I cannot believe how full my life is at this stage. Family, full-time job and every moment I can find, to squeeze in the best words I can to my column and my novel, has become overwhelming.

I have always been one to express that as writers, if we are serious, we can find the time to write at the edges of our lives. I take this crazy writing-thing very seriously. Because life and all it's joys and challenges are pushing to those very edges and beyond, I am setting priories.

Family first, job and writing.

My column is at the top of the word-stuff and then comes my WIP. To finish that, this blog, FB and blog commenting on the sites I adore, will have to be on hold.

These words, blatantly stolen from a great writer on a great agent's blog,
"Time Waits for no writer."

Happy and successful writing to all.
See ya after, "The End".

6 comments:

  1. All the best, 2Ns with finding time to write your wip in the lead up to, and during, the silly season.

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    1. And all the best to you AJ. They say if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person. Yeah right.
      Have a great silly season!

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  2. See you on the flip side 2N's! Hope you're not too far from THE END!

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    1. I'm getting there slowly but concisely. I do not want to blow this.

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    2. I get it - completely. I'm at about 38K on the WIP. I am taking it a day at a time. I will feel like I've crossed some sort of major step when I get it to about 60K...what I consider 2/3 done.

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    3. I'm at a little over 60K and I thought I'd be done by now, (damn hand). I wanted to take time away from the finished novel during the holidays. So much for my plan. Like they say, whenever you make a plan God laughs. I think the big guy must be in hysterics by now.

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