Thursday, February 12, 2009

This could happen to you, too!

Despite life happening, I actually cleared all my emails, chatted with friends on google talk (it's a lot of fun), posted on twitter, checked out my facebook account and find myself at the computer with TIME! Gracious, how ever did that happen?

I'd like to say it is because I am super organized, which is true, but it is also because I have a drive inside of me, spurring on my muse until I can't stand it and just have to sit down and write.

That being said, I actually (gasp) pulled up some research I'd saved and began reading where I left off. I also looked at one of the stories I am working on, did so clean-up there and sent it off, as a writing sample, along with a completed application, to the Highlights Foundation for a summer program.

"Everyone" always says it is important to write something every day, to make it a goal, to not deviate from that goal if at all possible. And I've actually been doing that this week. I've been making my muse a priority instead of pulling it out here and there, and I'm finding it is rewarding me.

When I let my muse gush out, it fills me with enthusiasm for the rest of the day, approaching life with a better attitude, and making my time at non-writing tasks go by quicker and with a smile. Okay, maybe not a smile all the time, because after all, who smiles when cleaning the oven? But, still...

How is it that I'd forgotten that letting go and writing was actually the greatest fun there is? Better than screaming on a roller coaster and almost as good as sex. I get those endorphins moving, and I feel good--no, great! And there is that deep satisfaction in knowing that although ultimately I cause my readers in enjoyment, I have given myself the greatest thrill of them all.

10 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

As a roller coaster fanatic, I rate it really darn close to sex!

But you're right - it's a joy to just write! I write every day, even if it's just fifteen minutes, but it's still wonderful to just sit down for a couple hours and simply create...

L. Diane Wolfe
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Vivian Zabel said...

Oh, I'd love to have a couple of hours just to write ... sounds wonderful. However, the only chance I have to do that is to shut everything else down and leave, take my laptop, and stay unconnected and tell everyone else, "I'm not here."

So, always enjoy the time you have to do nothing but write for yourself.

Sounds like bliss.

orcalover said...

I agree, writing is a blast! Now I need to get back into the swing of it.

Morgan Mandel said...

Yesterday, my day off of work, I had some wonderful alone time and made progress on my wip. Then the DH came home and we went out to the bank and post office and did other mundane stuff. Such is life.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Where would we be without our Muse!?! Enjoyed your post.

Jane Kennedy Sutton
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Charlotte Phillips, Co-Author of The Eva Baum Detective Series said...

Great reminder Katie - always good to make time for what's important in your life. Writing is high on my list.

Donna M. McDine said...

Katie...loved your post and getting to know you better. BTW, love your photo..lovely!

Warm regards,
Donna McDine
www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com

madcapmaggie said...

Katie, I'm with you -- writing is loads of fun!

Jan Verhoeff said...

Focus can do miracles for a good writer moment... Give me an hour, I can write anything. LOL

Jan

Fairy Lady said...

Only another writer can understand the joy that comes from creating a page full of words.

Bobbie
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