Sunday, November 1, 2009

Do you struggle sometimes when you write?

Sometimes, when I sit down to write it just pours out of me. Other times, it’s a struggle. Why is this? Does this happen to you? If so, how do you handle the times you struggle? I’d be interested in any tips you could give. Thanks:)

"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." --E.L. Doctorow


  1. Deep stuff there, Buffy.

    My problem is sitting in the chair long enough. It always seems like there are phone calls, charity events, kid or pet emergencies. When I know I'm not going to be interrupted, I make a pot of coffee, close the office door (so no pets can come in) and start by reading my notes or last chapter. It helps get back in the mood.

    Best wishes...

  2. Thanks for sharing Sharon. I went to Borders on Sunday and it was heaven. I wrote for four hours straight. No one needing me. No one calling me. I was totally in the zone. Wish it could be like that every day. Except I could do without the sore butt from sitting in that wooden chair all that time!