I’m alive and kicking but the weather we’ve had the last few days left me with no desire to be on the computer. I preferred to sit on either my front or back porch and watch the leaves shiver and the wind make the huge limbs dance. It is an awesome sight and very peaceful. I also love to sit there and watch it rain. True every now and then the wind would whip a mist my way but that’s a small price to pay. But now I’m back in the office.
The manuscript is going well. As a matter of fact so well that I was up until five o’clock this morning working. You know how those days are when everything is falling right in place and all the characters are taking over and showing you what they want to do and how they want to act. You keep working and completely forget about time. This is one of the reasons we write. Oh yeah, we also enjoy the other times but there are times when I just can’t seem to get it right, when I want the character to do what I want him/her to do instead of what they would usually do in said situation; times when I try to force the story. Let me tell you those are not fun and you darn well know how much time you have struggled. But we keep writing because there is something deep inside that tells us to write and we can’t resist.
When did you realize you had the “Writer’s Bug?” I was still in middle school and I knew as sure as I was born that I had to write. Granted what I wrote back then wasn’t even good enough to be called trash. But I kept at it and as the years passed I got better and better. Then I got married and had two wonderful sons and caring for my family pushed my writing to the back burner. But the desire was still there. Once you realize you have the bug it never leaves.
I was and am also an avid reader. As I’ve said before I believe you don’t have to be a writer to be an avid reader but you must be an avid reader to be a good writer.
I believe God gives each and every one of us a talent then He leaves it up to us to find and perfect it. My talent is writing and I thank God for it. I’m still working on the “perfect” part but I’m enjoying the trip.
These are my thoughts for today. Thanks for stopping by and until next time keep writing even if you are in the slump period. We must take the bad along with the good. God bless.