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