18 February 2011

Writing is Hard

Enter contests. Edit.
Find critique partners.
Post on blog.
Post on twitter.
Write something new.
Think about taking out an old piece to work on.
Outline chapters.
Get someone in my family to read my work.
Think in circles.
Be rejected and told something doesn't make sense.
Go back and re-work again.

Writing is hard.  It takes a lot of time.  Sometimes I feel great about it, call my sister talking non-stop about something I've just written.  Othertimes, I want to lay down and not lift my fingers.  Sometimes the only reward is knowing I've put a few thoughts down.

Today, I'm having to force myself to work because I'm reminded about how long a road it is until a story is complete...something I am very far from.

Alright, it's time to go to a baseball game- the perfect place to sit and think in circles some more.


  1. A favorite quote of mine right now and one you might like/find truth in as well: "I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."

  2. That is really good. I think this may be my new mantra.