Monday, August 6, 2012

Writing for the Writer Inside

Back from hiatus, sort of.

I haven't forgotten that I have a blog. I'm reminded of it daily because I usually get at least one or more spam comments on my posts... even posts that are years old get spammed. Thankfully, I don't have to do anything with these comments because they never get posted.

I know you, my adoring public, have been wondering what I've been doing on my hiatus. Mostly working on my bathroom (which still isn't finished), putzing around on Facebook, and a little bit of writing. I started a new story which is exciting. I haven't done much with any of my old stories, mostly because I have not been motivated to be a writer. I've been creative in so many other ways during this time off! I've had fun with crafts and projects that I have neglected for years, simply because I haven't had time. I was too busy writing.

Anyone who is a true writer knows: writers can't stop writing. We can take a break, but eventually, one way or another, we come back to it. An inspiration will hit and Bam! We just have to write again.

My recent inspiration is my friend Katia Raina. She recently sold a book. How tremendously exciting! Katia is an inspiration in herself. She plugs along, writing faithfully day after day, and she blogs about it too. She doesn't give up and she doesn't stop. She will write and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite again. I've seen the book that she sold in at least 7 different revisions, over the last eight years. I can't wait to read the finished product!

Katia and her recent book sale have given me hope. Maybe an agent or editor will like something I've written. But, unless I get it out there, nobody will ever like anything I've written (except me--LOL).

So back to the business of writing I go!

And maybe I'll start blogging again, at least periodically.

In the meantime, I'm going to post a few old stories and articles that I've written. Recycling is a good thing. :)


1 comment:

Katia Raina said...

Ha! I just checked your blog, and here you are, writing about me :) I'm honored. I'm glad to be your inspiration, Patti. You can so do this thing. Just keep your butt in the chair and your mind on your story, flaws and all -- and you getting there is just a matter of time ... and work. Some serious work. Don't let the silence discourage you. I can't wait to say "I told you so." :)