After sending an update on my writing this week to a loop, a friend seemed surprised that I write
I am a writer. It isn’t a hobby. I have no choice about putting those whirling ideas and thoughts onto paper. I can turn into a beast, chewing on my own leg, if deprived.
To save my sanity, I learned to arrange my surroundings to allow me to indulge.
For days when the road is long and winding, I have an alphasmart to write on. I can blockout the country music or talk-show hosts as I dive into my plot. This is also a handy tool for when I want to sit outside and take in the sun or the beach.
Inside the fifth-wheel, I have a corner with a tiny table, a comfortable chair and my lap-top. I can’t say its easy to adjust, but I have a burning need to finish my latest manuscript. It won’t wait until a good time or a better place.
So I ask my husband if he needs anything at the store or if the dog need to take a walk. He can find something to keep him occupied for a few hours and I can write.
It comes down to that old question: do you write even when you’re not in the mood?
In my case, that’s a resounding YES!!!
Read excerpts from my books at my website.
Author Website: http://barbaraedwards.net
Ancient Blood http://on.fb.me/naHRY5
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/barbaraedwards