We Interrupt this writing session to let you know…that I’m writing

Okay, I admit it. I’m a bad writer. Or I have been, lately. My afternoons (aka my writing time) have been mostly filled for the last few weeks with revising my manuscript, working on my query and synopsis, submitting, and some days, things that have embarrassingly little to do with writing. But not with real, raw writing. I know I can be forgiven for that. At least, I hope I can. But today I thought, “I need to write again,” but I needed a break from my current project. I have another one that’s been tugging at me, but I didn’t know where to start. I generally don’t do much pre-writing; my style just doesn’t work that way. But for this project, it seemed necessary to play. To feel around in my characters and let them do things not related to the plot for a little bit until I’m ready to ruin their lives, er, I mean, tell their story.

So I opened a Word doc, and wrote one paragraph.

And I experienced what can only be described as what coffee drinkers feel when they have their first shot of espresso for the day. Probably. I don’t drink coffee. But you know what I’m talking about. The kind of excitement that’s so wonderful you just have to tell someone. You just want to jump on the couch Tom Cruise-style and scream, “I’m writing again!” You’re getting your hands dirty with words and it feels so amazing.

That, I think, is what being a writer is all about. Getting through the days where the thought of writing fills you with dread until you finally hit that day where just writing a few sentences makes you want to take out an ad in the paper to let people know.

Even if you’re not writing today, I hope you’re doing something that makes you breathe happy!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. eLPy
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 23:59:53

    I know exactly what you’re talking about, in multiple respects. I too have been a bad writer lately, okay a lot longer than lately. Sure I’ve been blogging but writing poetry & working on my stories, not so much. It’s easy to get caught up in so many other things including marketing, blogging, and creating strange new recipes to test on your boyfriend!

    In fact I feel some fellowship to you and some guilt about typing along here. Lol. Today I said, okay that’s it, we are going to sit down and just write! (Thus my own post about writing.) And here I am making my blog rounds…But your post has reminded me just how awesome it feels when you get going and encouraged to stick to my goal/plan for the day.

    Thanks for sharing and congratulations on writing again, that is AWESOME! Keep it up!!!

    Cheers to you and your writing!


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