This entry is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Isn’t there an old saying that whatever you do on the first day of the year is what you will be doing the rest of the year? If so, I’ve made a decent beginning of it, as my activities have been varied today and have included some writing.
It is not yet midnight, I wrote a letter to an old friend and this is my second blog post of the evening. I also had a short talk with my hubby about my want and need to spend more time devoted to writing this year. That means me spending some “weird time alone,” as we call it.
When I get in the writing groove, I’m just “gone.” Music in my ear buds, I am sequestered in my own wee world, oblivious to all else.
Let’s face it, I lost six months of WIP-related productivity in 2012 due to a cancer diagnosis and related treatment followed by a visit from a hurricane named Sandy.
I did, however, come up with a format and have an outline just about done. In December I spent a few bucks on a basic, no-frills netbook which is devoted to this project. Right now I’m curled up on the daybed, dog at my feet and netbook running off its battery. Cool beans!
Now I just have to write the book, take these chapters and pages in my head and transform them into an organized form – gosh, I was about to say, “on paper,” – on disk? on stick? on screen? Whatever.
Do I still believe I have things to say folks will want to hear? I don’t know. I have had some doubts the last couple of months; however, if no one does, at least I will have told the tale for my own sake.
Isn’t that part of the reason we write? Because we have stories in us which we need to set free?
Happy writing, ya’ll!
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I am a Warrior.
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