Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Long Road to Nowhere

If you've been a writer for very long then you probably can understand how sometimes it feels like being on the long road to nowhere. At other times the work just whips right along and beckons us to keep up. It can be heartbreaking and exhilarating, all at the same time.

For the past year I've been working odd and end jobs, helped out by friends and family as well. My writing has blossomed and unfolded in ways I hadn't foreseen coming. I have one manuscript that will be ready for submission in about a week, and another that should be completed within the next month.

Writing requires bravery, stamina, courage. At the end of the day when it feels like you've been spinning your wheels, what do you do? Sometimes it feels that things stand still as we keep running. At the same time, I've also found that maintaining a steady forward pressure is the way to go. Eventually the door we're looking for will be scripted out of thin air, created by our writers' craft.

And if the door doesn't show up, just write something else exciting and blow a hole in the side of whatever wall it is. Then, walk on through to a brave new world.

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