Come Back, My True Love

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It’s still officially WIP Wednesday, at least for another 8 minutes. 

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately.  I read slush, work from my writer’s group, and I’m going to town on a friend’s novel, since I’m good at removing back-story with a lethal stroke of my fiery pen.  I read stories that my friends write.  Oh, yeah, and sometimes I even get to published books and the newspaper, but it doesn’t seem to happen very often.

And lately I’ve been doing a lot of the ticky writing things that need to be done.  Thank you letters, requests for things, contracts and follow up emails.  Twitter and Facebook and should I or should I not set up an account on The Haunt?  Also, I am the newest member of the SFWA (woo!) and there’s a lot of emailing back and forth that went along with that.

You know what I haven’t been doing?  Writing.  In this writing business, I’ve been doing everything but.

I was just reading a story that my acquaintance wrote, one that is being shopped around to different magazines. It’s stunningly beautiful.  It makes me stagger.  I want to write something as meaningful.  I want to surround myself with words, because that’s what I desire; that’s what makes me happy.  The rest of this is secondary to my true love.

I am inspired.

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9 thoughts on “Come Back, My True Love

  1. Recently, I’ve been staying away from the blogs and Twitter a little more because it is eating into my writing time too much. I have so little time as it is. I know networking is important, but its not near as important as facing the blank page every morning.

  2. I had that same feeling after the last book I read. I want to write magically. I don’t mean that to equate easy. I just want it to be a magical experience. (No pun intended since it’s fantasy. :P) And I think you do write beautifully! So do a lot of other people, which is why you’re getting published. 😉 Hard to step back and see yourself that way though.

  3. I’m with Jeremy. I’ve been staying away from the blogs and twitter as much as I can, and I’ve found that my writing productivity has increased dramatically.

    I used to be the same as you as far as reading – I read everything I could get my hands on. But lately I find I just can’t get into reading as much as I used to and I wonder if that’s just a product of my writing- I’m writing more and just don’t want to take the time for someone else’s work right now? We’ll see how it goes when I finish my own book. I have a feeling I’ll go back to tons of reading then.

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