Is This You?

You love…

Solitude.  The time to focus.   Incredible moments of clarity.  Inspiration from others.   A great idea.   Stories of success.   Good advice.  Following blogs to learn more from others on the same path.  Writing partner/s.  Being compared.  Beta readers.  Followers.  A completed sentence.  A completed paragraph.  A completed page.  Typing THE END.   Feeling you’ve done your best.  Writing.

You hate…

Being interrupted.  Useless negativity.   Your protagonist.  The phone sitting silent.   Waiting.  That sentence.  That paragraph.  That page.  The story.  Typing THE END.  Letting it go.   Waiting some more.  Writing.

You might seem strange because…

You move your lips, speaking in whispers, yet no one is in the room.  You stare into space for hours.   You act as if you’re listening and then follow up with “what?”  You stop in the middle of a store and yank out a tiny notebook to scribble madly.   You get excited talking about indie bookstores.  You sneak up in the middle of the night to peck out a few more words.  You get an idea for a story from a leaf falling to the ground, the sight of an old tobacco shed, a long, dusty, dirt road, a yellow cat missing one eye, and just about anything else on God’s green earth.  You write.

You dream of…

Readers who love your work.  An agent.   THE phone call from an agent.   A publisher.  Any payment whatsoever.  Auctions and preempts.   Your book cover.   Your words in print.  Bookstore signings.  Copies selling like the Fifty Shades series.  Writing.

Is this you?

 


COMMENTS

  • Carolynnwith2Ns

    August 19, 2013

    Reply

    Yes.
    Not just yes.
    Hell yes.
    You reached inside my head and there I was and here I am.

    • donnaeve

      August 20, 2013

      Reply

      Writers remind me of runners. An eclectic group, but, in many ways, we all want the very same things. I would have loved to have kept going with this particular post, but I think it said just enough.

  • Paul Lamb

    August 21, 2013

    Reply

    How did you know? (Except maybe for the writing partner part.)

    • donnaeve

      August 21, 2013

      Reply

      I used myself as the example… 🙂

  • Averil Dean

    August 21, 2013

    Reply

    The markings of the tribe, yes indeed.

    • donnaeve

      August 21, 2013

      Reply

      Tribe – love it! Can we all get tattoo’s that say FTF?

      • Carolynnwith2Ns

        August 21, 2013

        Reply

        I’ll put mine next to the AARP tat on my ass…hahaha…if I had one, a tattoo I mean, I already have an ass.

    • Paul Lamb

      August 22, 2013

      Reply

      Tribe!

  • donnaeve

    August 22, 2013

    Reply

    Ha! I’d want mine to be visible, so I’d have to stare at it everyday.


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