Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What gets me writing

There's been one clearly defined reason for why I'm writing in my novel more this year than in all the 10 years past.

I'm not writing as much.

Ironic, right? I am writing more because I'm not writing more.

Yup, you're not seeing things incorrectly. Nope, you don't have to read between the lines. Not even here.

I spent 10 years as a journalist -- writing.

I spent two years home, as a freelancer -- writing.

I spent those same two years blogging -- which meant more writing.

Now, I'm just writing -- in my novel. It ain't much but it's more than what I had been doing.

My job has nothing much to do with writing and it feels WONDERFUL!

I'm so in love with NOT writing that I'm LOVING writing, again, for the first time.

I will never quit blogging. I owe so much of my life to the friendships and friends I've made and all that I've learned from all of you and all of the blogosphere, in general. It's been awesome.

But, if you wonder what I'm up to, you'll now know and understand.

This novel will be finished this year. I have no doubt for the first time in my life. It may not be perfect, but it will get done. Only motherhood could give me that kind of clarity, by the way. But, I'll save that for another post.

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1 comment:

shannon said...

I'm still here, too, though I keep up with you mostly on facebook. So glad to hear your excitement about writing your novel! You know if you need a reader when you're done, I'm here! xoxox