Monday, September 7, 2009

Life is what happens ...

And "the best laid plans" ...

All the sentiment loaded in those statements apply! Don't you just hate it when you solemly swore you'd get an excellent writing weekend in and then ... Even if you have a strategic plan to beat all plans in place sometimes it just doesn't happen. It wasn't meant to be you tell yourself. Anything to stop the mind from slipping into a pit of despair as yet another promise you made yourself went down south.

And then Monday morning comes along and you realise it's a new week! I can make a fresh start. Wipe the slate clean. Isn't that the greatest thing about being an author? Wanna be or published! You get to write what you want, when you want - and if you don't like it you go back later and fix it or ... gulp ... delete! And yes, maybe some of us delete by copy/pasting it into another document for one of those panicky you never know when I might need it moments. But if you're like me - you'll just highlight entire passages and delete the whole dang lot. After all, Rome wasn't built in a day and it just wasn't quite ... right?

And of course the clue there was ... you have to write. (Big note to self on that one!) No book ever got published without the author's blood, sweat and tears going into it first.

So ladies and gents ... welcome to the new week and let's get writing! You all geared up and ready to go?


  1. Happy Labor Day! I nominated this site for a Kreativ Award. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks very much for the nomination Sallie. Always good to know your work is appreciated! Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day.

  3. You are making me feel very problem is that I've got too much on my plate at the moment, and I don't even have kids!!

  4. One day at a time Liesl! A couple of words here and a couple of words there and before you know it you're in the zone! It's in your head anyway ... so just commit it to your laptop!