Thursday, September 10, 2009


I spend lots of time reading other peoples blogs. If I'm not writing, I'm reading. One of the comments in her blog was that we need to write everyday. I've been away from my office for a couple weeks,so when I sat down to write, I had to clear cobwebs from my brain. Not my computer, but my brain. While I was gone, I didn't have my lap top. I thought it would be a good idea to rest. My mind is constantly "writing". If I'm working on a plot, that's where my mind is. If I'm updating my blog, it's the same thing. So my mind is constantly in the "ready to write mode". I just wanted some time off. Now, I'm having trouble keeping my seat on my seat, if you know what I mean. I can think of a hundred reasons not to open my latest WIP. I can do it tomorrow.I've got laundry to do, I've got weeds to pull in the flower beds or I've got to clean the house. However, there is a little voice inside my head that says, "go sit at your desk and write, write, write." It sounds a little like my Mother. Maybe I better listen to this one.


JaxPop said...

I've found that if I haven't written for a week or two it becomes easier to make excuses. When this happens, I make myself sit at the computer until something starts to click. (Reminds me of my Mom making me sit alone at the table for hours 'til I ate the stinkin' lima beans.) My mind wanders for a bit (thinkin' 'bout lima beans maybe?) but eventually, the magic returns & I'll crank out a few thousand words in 3 or 4 hours. Of course my Muse, Mickey, always wants the bulk of the credit - he can be so obnoxious at times. (He even insisted on having his picture posted on my blog.)
The things writers tolerate.

So listen to your mother - eat your lima beans & get writing.

Welcome back. DE

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Thanks so much. I think this is the first time I've not had access to a computer in a long time. It felt good. But I'm still having trouble getting back into my "normal" routine. Maybe it's because I've got so much to do---or is that just another excuse? Tomorrow is REALLY the day. Gee what excuse could I come up with for tomorrow????