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Happiness is a warm keyboard=I live to and love to write

Writers Wasteland….I am there. This week has been fraught with never ending obligations. Work and home have monopolized my life to the point of stagnant. I have no thoughts to work with and no energy to give to my writing. I know there are weeks like this in every life and so I am not surprised by it…just frustrated. These are the days I wish I could sit upon white sand beaches or gaze up at snow capped mountains from a reclusive log cabin....

Happiness is a warm keyboard=I live to and love to write

Time is non existent as I create this new world. I don’t even feel fatigue as the clock ticks off the early morning hours. I don’t know if anything I write is good - I only know that I am seeing the characters and writing their dialogue, and loving the flow of words. I see the story unfold on the screen. I am alive and sooooo awake. It is as if time does not exist, It is 9pm…12pm…and into the wee hours in what seems like only seconds whenever I...

Happiness is a warm keyboard=I live to and love to write

The computer hums. The blank page pristine in its emptiness – I take a breath and concentrate on the characters and story—suddenly that blankness is filled with words. Thoughts fly so fast I typo trying to get it all down. When I stop my eyes widen. What have I written? How could I have let the story bend this way? I should delete all the way back to blankness- but I hesitate over the key--- No, I can find the words. I will create this world. I’...

Happiness is a warm keyboard=I live to and love to write

The created world is so real when you are in the zone. You actually know what your character will say and will absolutely not say. When the world you are choreographing with your words takes life and you know the depth of your characters psyches…elated is an understatement. When you daydream at red light stops and you take moments in your work day to scribble thoughts and plot lines and wish your ‘day job’ was your writing habit…that is when you...

Happiness is a warm keyboard=I live to and love to write

I have dusted off the chapters and with much apprehension have posted them to ABCtales. I want them to fly but I worry...are the characters well defined? Believable? Worthy of readers emotions? Is the storyline tight enough...enticing enough? Should I re-write and re-write until I'm convinced it is perfect...and will I ever be convinced? Me thinks not! So I have posted them and sat back. Do I wish for comments from readers? Am I happy to see...

Happiness is a warm keyboard = I live to and love to write

I use to think : There must be a true writer inside because I have this need to write. But I'm not sure how to cultivate the acclaimed writer within or even if I'm supposed to. Maybe it's just letting the thoughts flow and catching a great dialogue or one magnificent paragraph, a moment to savor, like catching a wave - a rush of adrenaline. Maybe I don't have a full length masterpiece inside... but it's all right. I can survive. I will still...

Happiness is a warm keyboard = I live to and love to write.

Even as a child - Stories have always run through my day -causing me to daydream characters and plots and subplots -and I write and write and have never stopped. I am not a published author but I have 4 completed novels -- My family has not read them - only me. My world in little creations that are mine- mine to move in and bend plots in and create moments for. I am happy writing - so I worried - if I tried to publish and received less than...

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