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Confessions and Passions of a Compulsive Writer

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sometimes--writing is hard and ugly and stinky

I know... it's not really a brilliant title, but it's true.

Slogging through this writing game isn't always fun--especially not if you want to get published. There are days that writing and your home life can't co-exist peacefully. I'm there. T is not doing well. Every step forward leads to twenty steps backward. I don't know what to do.

Add to that, this new WIP is not a cheery, light-hearted one. I think it's good, but it's hard. The words don't jump into my head. They seem to be stumbling around in there keeping me awake.

My husband just told me that he'll probably be gone all next week on business trips.

I've got a ton on my plate. I feel burnt out. If I'm not around for a bit... that's why. I want to write, so I can escape my reality, but writing might not be enough to keep me sane.

T is just so angry right now. Everything sets him off.

Anyway... so, I guess the gist of this post is: I've started a new WIP. It's cool, but hard. T is a wreck. I'll be a wreck next week. Heaven help me survive. Le sigh.

Oh... next weekend is my annual "just the girls" Disneyland trip. No kids for four days. Four days. Four days. Such pretty words.


  1. Enjoy your trip. Sounds like you definitely need the break.

    And good luck with your wip. It'll work out in the end. :D

  2. Sounds like your trip is going to be well deserved! Good luck getting through!

  3. Keep the faith and you will get through. Stay strong and enjoy your well deserved trip.


  4. Sorry life is so crazy right now, but I'm thrilled that you have your Disneyland trip coming up. You so deserve a break! Keep your chin up, sending good vibes that this week is going to be super extra fast for you.