Monday, February 13, 2012

Thoughts on Writing

You have to write the book that wants to be written.
And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups,
then you write it for children.
- Madeleine L'Engle

I love this quote. I keep it in a place where I can see if often.  This week has been somewhat harried for me. I’m trying to do the marketing I need to for my book (social and otherwise). It’s taking a lot of time. Time I’d rather spend writing. After I’d contacted book stores, tweeted, connected with lots of bloggers, posted on facebook, etc. etc. etc., I could feel myself becoming irritable and frustrated.
I love doing these things, but it was too much.
I decided to take a few days and just write. My goodness, I had a wonderful time inventing a story. I LOVE being creative. My characters got themselves into a lot of trouble. They worked to get themselves out, but then ran into more problems that seem unsolvable right now. What fun!!!
So I’m happy again, and the lesson I have learned? . . . Is that I need to take time for the things I love. Yes, there will always be my “to-do” list, but I must do the things that fulfill me.
You would think I would have learned that by now, wouldn’t you. I guess we all need reminders, and I got a wake-up call this week.
Happy writing! Take care! Keep in touch. Christy


Jeremy Bates said...

Enjoyed reading at this..nice post!

i'm erin. said...

I took a break from writing, and I've been looking at inspiring posts to get me back. I love Madaline L'Engle. Her book: A wrinkle in time, is one of my all time favorites. Thanks for today's post!

Linda Garner said...

Writing is much more fun than marketing. In a perfect world we could just write and leave the marketing to others. Love, LG

Dawn Ius said...

I NEED a good balance between writing and marketing, or the business side of writing. Sometimes my mind needs a break, but I want to keep pushing forward... Great post.

Charmaine Clancy said...

Love this post, reminds us to LOVE the writing :)
Wagging Tales

Kirsten said...

Keep making time to write! It's worth the loss in efficiency. We all need a creative outlet!!!