Thursday, January 15, 2009

Flying Through the Clouds


Oh, my gosh. I have to share with you a most wonderful, heady experience I had yesterday. I felt like an eagle, with nothing better to do than waft about on the wind thermals.

What am I talking about? The experience of creatively writing (not same as blogging, you know). I've been so caught up in marketing and promotional plans that I lost touch with my own creative muse. The muse didn't disappear - I just ignored it 'cause I had so much other stuff to attend to.

But yesterday, ah, yesterday! I finished a lot of the promotional stuff I was working on and actually did some research for my next book, and (gasp) even wrote some. I had felt so bogged down with things to do for my next book, that I hadn't done any book writing for a couple of months. But the writing felt so doggone good.

I was so pleased with yesterday, that I determined I would write again today! Gosh, what a love affair...

10 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Now I can relate to that! (The getting caught up in promotions part...)
I do try to write at least 30 minutes a day no matter what, just to keep the inspiration going. But it IS nice to just focus on the writing for a change!

L. Diane Wolfe
www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com
www.spunkonastick.net
www.thecircleoffriends.net

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Omigosh! Katie - next time you're at Free Spirit blog, look in the right sidebar. The cover image of my soon to be released book, Between the Storm and the Rainbow, has that same eagle flying over the rainbow.

elysabeth said...

lol - It's great for small achievements such as this. I'm bad about not writing every day as I just have so much on my plate and what with the new CPSIA looming over our heads, kind of makes me not want to write, but I know I must. Good job that you got back in touch with your writing muse. See you in the postings - E :)

Margot Finke said...

Katie, your "love affair" is inspiring. Thank you.

Margot Finke
Books for Children
Manuscript Critiques
www.margotfinke.com

Deb Hockenberry said...

You described perfectly what I always thought was indescribable. The feeling you get is like flying like an eagle. Great description!

Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

The Muse works in mysterious ways, Katie. Glad to see it kicked you in the right direction.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Katie, like you, I have been so caught up in other things that I've let what I really love to do slide. You've inspired me to make the time and invite my muse back into my life.

Jane Kennedy Sutton
Author of The Ride
http://janekennedysutton.blogspot.com/

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

It's funny how a really productive day can be so satisfying.

Bob Sanchez said...

Yes, it's so easy to get bogged down in writing-related business to the point where you neglect the writing you love to do.

conarnold said...

Great description, Katie, and how wonderful to have a day like that!