Thursday, October 28, 2010

Keeping to the Task--Writing

Lately on some of the e-mail lists I'm on, people have been discussing writer's block. That's something I don't have a problem with. What I do have a problem with is keeping to the task of writing.

It's certainly not because I'm blocked. I'm nearing the end of a new Rocky Bluff P.D. book--as yet unnamed--and I really want to get with it and finish.

However, life keeps interfering. I have things I have to get done. I don't think I need to name them here because they are the same things everyone has to do to get along in their daily lives.

On top of that, I have a hubby who likes to do something interesting at least once a week which means heading to town, maybe shopping, eating out somewhere and going to a movie. (And I like that too--sort of like our dating time and even though we've been married for a million years, we like being together.)

Because I have a new book almost here--I'm tracking it and it's moving slowly across the country in a big UPS truck--I need to be arranging some in-person promotion events.

So the notes for the book sit beside my computer waiting for me to get back to my writing.

Marilyn
(Also trying to figure out the best way for me to get to Epicon next year.)

3 comments:

C. N. Nevets said...

A full life can make it difficult to execute the task of writing, but a less-than-full-life can hurt the quality and character of your writing.

I think you're better off with the struggle. :)

Monti said...

I can certainly relate to not finding time to write, especially when you have a special date!!!

Vicki Rocho said...

if you find a way to balance it all, let us know! I never seem to have enough time for writing OR extracurricular fun!