Monday, December 23, 2013

Falling Off The Writing Wagon

Perhaps it's simply the busy holidays, but I've for certain fallen off the writing wagon. I still think of stories, scenes, and exciting tidbits of conflict, but more times than not they stay in my head. It's now without some frustration that I'm coming to see that like any muscle, the more days that go by without writing, the more my writing muscles shrivels.
Yes, and as we all know, shriveling of any kind is unwelcome. *grin* What? I still have my dirty sense of humor. That never goes away.
Anyway, I have little excuse not to write now as my Christmas shopping is done and the wrapping nearly finished. The menu is also set; a lovely dinner of red chili tamales, beans, ham, and lots of desserts.
The big question is whether I will be writing after Christmas.
Certainly, not on New Years as I'll be working, but then we have 2014 to consider. I'd like to get a new book out for readers. I've certainly got enough stories, mostly unfinished and other gems to be polished before being sent out to publishers.
Well, I suppose no matter what I do, I'm going to have to get my focus back on writing. After all, love and romance doesn't happen on its own. It's a matter of craft.
The beautiful craft brought to life by romance writers.
Merry Christmas blessing to all,


Roxanne Crouse said...

I feel your pain. I haven't really written anything since October. I hope we both pull out of it. I'm just being lazy, I know it. I'd rather be mindless or read someone elses work. Good Luck to you.

Jennifer Fulford said...

take heart. you will write again. you wrote this blogpost, no? be gentle on yourself. jmf