Monday, April 1, 2013

How in the hell?

I turned to my sister tonight. She has gotten her own book published. It is a non-fiction art piece, but the concept of writing a book is all the same, genre aside. I explained my situation to her, in hopes she had some secret to success that might help me…

Getting my many ideas and thoughts onto my open word document is a lot harder than one might think, especially when your tooth is throbbing with each breath you take. I have created the main characters, plot, back story, and a few details that are needed. I get on a roll, pages get written. I wrote six pages in a period of two hours or so (during naptime of course). My ideas flowing effortlessly from my fingertips. And then, out of no where, I am stumped again. Sometimes, I wish I were great at what I do without much practice.

Her word were simple: practice makes perfect, my love.

Sometimes, I just want to do want to start banging my head on the computer. Dammit, I know she is right by a landslide, but I just want to bash my head into the keyboard! My sister has never steered me wrong and pointed me every right direction. I love her. However, her words sometimes gets me feeling like a fish eating a hooked worm. I hungrily seek out her guidance and get reeled into a truth I sometimes don’t want to be involved with. I love hearing all the things she has to tell me and I never ignore any of it. I may not want to hear it, but I am grateful she is completely honest and there for me. Sometimes, I just want to be lied to, like “writing will always be easy, filled with rainbows, unicorns, and daisies!” (Not really.)

I am going to open my Microsoft Word and get back to writing. Little one is in bed, giving me the time to write.


  1. I took a remedial writing course last semester and the professor told us the story of sports writer Red Smith who was one asked if writing was easy. he said that it wasn't and "You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed."

    it isnt meant to be easy and few can do it perfectly off the bat.

    it doesn't matter what you write, as long as you write. so if you get stumped with what you are working on, put it aside and write something else. it doesnt have to be elegant prose, it can be a shopping list... just keep practicing.

  2. I like that quote. It fits perfectly. I know it isn't easy, but part of me wishes it were. I love the challenge. However, I don't like the long process lol.