Thursday, 8 June 2017

Persistence is a writer's true friend

Writing. Sometimes, it’s like stumbling around in the dark. Every now and then a light comes on so I can see where I am and where I’m going and then it goes off again. And never more so when life is full of changes and this last month seems to have dealt out more than its fair share.

It’s times like these when real life intrudes that persistence is the writer’s true friend because the writing road is never straight and flat. It’s up and down with bends and bumps and obscured by the fog and the dark.

And then there are the temptations that draw me from my writing. The internet, the housework, never am I more inspired to vacuum than when the writing is going badly!

When the going gets tough and the words don’t come, I’m easily distracted. So I have been retreating to my local library to escape both the temptation that is the internet and the ever increasing number of things that seem to be dominating my time. For some reason, I’m able to hold out from logging on at the library. It’s worked a treat and with the RNA Conference at Harper Adams University coming up in July, I need to get the work done. So here’s to libraries. What better place to be inspired to write than in a place surrounded by books?