Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Day

I knew this day was coming. I have never put it off like I have for this one. But it's not my fault. There were many things, situations, procedures, emotions that got in the way. But today is officially the day. The room is booked at my local library. My bag is packed with a binder, notebooks, pens, earplugs. I have the first six chapters, written a year ago, waiting for the rest of the book to begin. So today, ladies and gentlemen, I go back to writing after a very long hiatus. Let's hope I didn't forget how.


James Preller said...

Time for me to share a favorite quote from Katherine Paterson:

>> For as I look back on what I have written, I can see that the very persons who have taken away my time and space are those who have given me something to say. <<

It's hard balancing family and career, since writing requires a degree of sustained self-absorption, but it's so worth it. And maybe, possibly, it will all make you a better person and writer.

Julie H said...

Did you memorize that quote or did you have to look it up?

I wrote 14 pages today, and I made myself laugh. Bam! Success!

Betsy said...

Yay! 14 pages sounds like a great success!