by Cheryl Van Eck
(As you can see, this was a long time ago, as she now has four children.)
Her response was this: “I made a list of all my priorities in order. First was God. Second was my family. And third was writing. That means writing trumps sleep, food, laundry, housecleaning, and anything else that might need to be done.”
I’ve been trying this lately. After I put my baby to bed at night, I try to get a little writing done. I haven’t made great progress on my novel, but it does help my own feelings of well-being. If writing is your calling, your passion, so to speak, then there are few things that will soothe your soul like writing.
Do I miss out on sleep? Yes. But what I gain is more valuable than sleep.
So, tell us: What are your priorities? How high up is writing on your list?
by Brenda Bensch
School is out soon and I plan an experiment.
A writing experiment, of course.
I will include you all. I have three books I want to finish in short order.
I’m also starting a writing business.
I will include you on that, too.
But here are a few questions for you. I think it’s a good time to look at that Romance Novel you started in February. It’s rested for a month-ish. Pull it out. Look it over.
1. What works in the novel?
2. What are the strengths?
3. What are the weaknesses?
4. In just a page, jot down all the ideas you get as you read through the book.
By the way, I found a yummy place for us to eat next time. And I mean YUMMY! Maybe we will discuss our romances (novels or otherwise!).
PS Started THIRSTY again. Yup. It’s great.