This is something Joe will discover in the next book.
This makes me laugh this morning. This is truth. Reading this frees up the muse, unchains her, and helps me write again knowing that all writers must face this.
Now to get back to my creative work. …
By Lisa Barker
Warm floorboards drenched by midday sun,
the tidy broom in the corner
Yellow is the room –
the walls, the glow, the aura
There stands a bare table, aged
and worn smooth
with a sensible chair to keep it company in its elder years
I shall place my typewriter there
I shall click and clack and breathe in ink and electrical warmth
Stories will flow,
characters will fill the room;
heartbreak and heartache will be the tune
as main and minor characters dance to a healing finale
This room, my soul, will protect them and nurture their transformation
I broke 5K words on my novel. The goal this week is to finish this chapter – almost there! – and get well into the next.
Will be happy to write three chapters this April. I’m reading Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life by Dani Shapiro. I am in good company. She writes that it takes her two years to finish a novel. Yay! I’m not alone. (I’ll write a review for those writers who may be interested when I finish the book.)
Meanwhile, keep on writing NANOWRIMOs!
By Grant Faulkner – Executive Director, NANOWRIMO
Call your novel.
Open your heart.
Make time for your dreams.
Mix your favorite writing fuel.
Ignite your imagination.
Trust that your story matters.
Muster up the moxie to go boldly into your story.
Engage your community in your creative pursuit.
Tell yourself you are a writer—because writers write, and you are writing!