Friday, July 2, 2010

Quitting? Will you? Can you?

I just finished reading Authoress's wonderful blog post today about giving up on writing. Her words really hit home with me, and perhaps they will with you when you read them. I must admit that I've considered writing a post on this very subject, but she has done a much better job of it than I could ever do.

As she says, writing is an addiction. It fills us with wonderful expectations of what might happen. And, at the same time, it pushes us down to the very depths of our soul when the things we hope for don't occur.

If you've ever considered giving up, putting your muse to rest forever, and never writing another opening line, you owe it to yourself to read her words today. Click here: Miss Snark's First Victim.

Thanks Authoress for bringing it home and sharing what we've all felt. Feel free to leave a comment here, and on her blog as well if you'd like to share your own story.

2 comments:

  1. I stopped for a while. I had my first child and just didn't have the time or the headspace to write. Then we moved to a new country and I started a new and challenging job (with a 9 month-old), and I still didn't have the time or headspace to write.

    Then one day I picked up something I'd been working on before life got in my way, an realized there was something in it. And that was enough to kickstart me back into it.

    Haven't stopped again yet. Even when it gets discouraging and awful, there's always something new to work on.

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