Some thoughts on writing.

Posted by admin on May 25th, 2011 filed in General

What really lifts you up? I can see that for some people it’s thundering down that open road, pedal to the metal.  Or painting.  Or dancing.  Or running.  You name it.  Sometimes music does it for me.  Mostly, though, I would say it’s reading and writing.  Okay, mostly just writing.  When I get going and my fingers are barely touching the keys, I might as well be playing a piano instead of good ol’ qwerty.

I know it’s been a few days (um, or months) since I’ve worked on my old book, or my next book. I need to get back to that.

Today I was thinking of how much I like my blog.  I spend a lot of time working on it.  I mean like an embarrassing amount of time.  And it’s not just the time I spend typing up posts.  I am always out looking for inspiration, taking pictures, thinking about how to phrase things so as not to offend anyone (too badly), and contemplating what I can and cannot post about my kids so that they will not hate me in 15 years when they read this.

I need to get back to blogging, too. I was really in the habit of writing before. And I really like doing it. So why is it so hard to focus on it sometimes? What mental block do I have that prevents the words from happening lately? I’m going to be better about this. If I want to be a writer, I’m going to start by spending a lot more time writing.

3 Responses to “Some thoughts on writing.”

  1. Aloysius Says:

    Writing cool software lifts me up. I like thinking about problems like “How do I make X do Y”, hacking it out in a totally brain-dead inefficient way, then realizing I could’ve written one line of code that does the same thing, changing it, and watching it work. Brilliant!

  2. admin Says:

    You know, writing fiction works pretty much the same way…

  3. Youjane Says:

    Figuring stuff out, when I get that “Ah hah! I did it moment.” I think thats one reason I start so many new things.