Monday, June 17, 2013

The rhythm of (writing) life

I was going to post a blank page today, just to show you where my writing life is at, but I thought that might be a bit extreme and ... needy. So I resisted.

I am going through a pottering stage. I have finished Big Things in the not-too-distant past and have spent the last month or so crossing a whole lot of smaller things off my list. Articles, blog posts, websites, corporate projects... tick, tick, tick.

My earth, it is not shattering. But it continues to revolve and that's the rhythm of a working writer's life.

There are Big Things looming in my future. I have a manuscript awaiting redrafting. I've got another idea that won't go away and so clearly needs writing. I'm waiting on other things. Always waiting.

But for the time being, I'm happy enough to potter. Ticking things off.

How's the rhythm of your writing life?

PS: Congratulations to Cheryl M, winner of the copy of Kirsten Krauth's just_a_girl - email me your address and I'll send it out to you asap.


  1. I'm definitely in pottering mode too Allison, but really shouldn't be!
    So many things in my head trying to get onto paper, I think they're all pushing each other out of the way :)

  2. I feel like I have a mental block when in reality I dont. I have heaps of ideas just when I go to write I start second guessing and wondering would other people even be interested in reading that? Also have a major lack of motivation stemming from exhaustion - I have so many appointments and by the end of the day im so tired my body usually just wants to chill. The baby usually wins and I give in. I should really write everything now though cos once shes here I will have even less time.

    1. I think the only way to stop the second-guessing is to write what you're really interested in. If you do that, you tend not to care too much what others think! Good luck!

  3. my writing life feels non-existent these days...

  4. I'm in a few different places with my writing at the moment. Fiction is going well thanks to accountability from our NaNoWriMo facebook group, where we are trying to meet 500 words a day, every day, for June. Freelance wise I'm brainstorming lots of ideas and pitching left, right and centre hoping to hit a home run with at least one of them! But as for blogging, I'm a bit muddled and wordless at the moment. Guess I can't have it all!


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