My first, well it's all about me of course! Ha, no, it's just a HUGE thank you for the awesome hugs of love I've received so far this week.
Roxy has given me these cute little yellow boots. Very stylish.
And a huge shout out to my QT bud Laura . Laura named me her up and coming blogger yesterday (blush). Check out her blog and say hi.
Stay tuned later this week when I shall be passing my love along the blogosphere.
And now back to my scheduled programming :)
I love writing. You love writing. Admit it, even when we are stuck on a scene or have writers block and turn off the computer and claim we'll never write again...we still go back.
Writing is like opening a tube of Pringles once you type you can't stop.
Some days the words flow...some days not so much. But the thing that makes me laugh (in my head of course, I'm not rude.lol.) is when non-writing friends say writing is easy.
EASY! I don't want to scare them off so I don't plunge into having an idea, writing it down, developing it into a story. I don't mention character arcs, story arcs, plots, sub-plots, dialogue tags, scene and world building. Then there's the revision. The tearing your hair out over crutch words and adverbs. Then there are queries, synopsises, agent searches, submissions and the waiting. Oh the waiting.
They say "I could write a novel."
The words stick inside my throat. "Noooooo, you don't know what you are letting yourself in for."
Then I realise. I smile and nod because - in spite of everything - I wouldn't trade all those things that frustrate me for anything.
I love having ideas. I enjoy the challenge writing presents and the constant learning curve I have thrown myself into. I love that there are people in the world (that's you guys, btw;) ) who share this with me. Who cling to those hours in the day they get to work on their MS.
Who am I to take that journey away from someone if the passion is there?
So I answer "Yeah, it's hard work but it's worth it. Write a draft and you'll see what I mean."
So today, I salute you. Because in a world of people who said they "could" write a novel you actually did/do/are doing it. And despite all the stuff that goes along with it you love it. Even if it doesn't always love us back.