Writing With Distractions
My dear Writing Goddess,
I've written thousand upon thousands of words, revised countless opening lines; parted lovers with closing sighs.
I've dwelled on cliffhangers, erased characters... and sat distracted for hours.
Dare I mention wistfully watching the weather.... whilst pulling together words of prose? Or re-writing my plot umpteen times. Of course there's also the structure which I've de-constructed...reconstructed and sometimes even left interrupted.
My voice is in a sub-junctive mood - and yes, I still do believe in writing this story.
Its just well...if you could just help me finish these final chapters, I shall be eternally grateful.
Your ever faithful servant,
|Ancient Greek Muse|
My reply from dear Writing Goddess:
Dear Ms Ascribe,
Its really very simple...
Sit down at your desk, turn on your PC and go directly to your WIP. Do not select another window! Do not sneak peeks at your internet browsers.
Do not answer the door to the postman...thats what a letterbox is for.
Do not answer the phone...who answers the phone anymore? Besides your mother already thinks you ignore her.
And stay out of the kitchen. You do not need all that caffeine running through your temple. Nor do you need another chocolate-cookie-muffin-fix. More importantly, side-step any chores...thats what your significant other is for. Thanks Honey!
Now - WRITE like you've never written before.
Your ever so supportive,
PS: I'm replying on behalf of our dear Writing Goddess who is far too busy checking twitter right now.
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Can I say hello to all my new blogger friends I thoroughly enjoyed meeting this weekend - Hello! Blogging has opened up such a huge support network for me in terms of writing, I look forward to chatting with everyone!
I also would like give a great big girly SHOUTY CAPITALS SHOUT-OUT to KarenG, our lovely hostess - what a fabulous BBQ party this weekend! Thank you lovely lady for organising such a great event!
PS: If you're wondering which outrageous truth was laid bare on my previous post for the Creative Writers Award, it was actually... number four - on a dare, I did munch on exotic bugs well presented on a platter with a glass of bubbly.