It’s Monday Again

Several years ago, after losing several important people in my life, and in my children’s lives, I wrote a book called WAITING. I was filled with sorrow and I had to get the grief out. As I wrote, I wept. No. Not like that girl who cries at her own stuff. I wept for all the people who were gone. I wept because I had lost so much. I awoke crying. This time the sadness is different. The heartbreak is different. And my desire to write is gone.

I have plenty of ideas. Those continue to come to me. But.

I know I’ll write again. I have to. My editor is sending me rewrite notes–probably this week. I have two other books to rewrite. And then there are those ideas I mentioned.

Still, I wonder how I’m going to do this, and do it well.


We’ve talked about a Writing Marathon. At this point I’m not so sure I can write with you all, but I know I can encourage people to write. And I think we should do it the end of the first full week of August. Wednesday-Saturday? The 5th-8th? Four long days.



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6 responses to “It’s Monday Again

  1. Martine

    Desire de-shmire… Carol, when you are given a gift like yours, you have a responsibility, a responsibility to young readers, and to God. It’s harder without desire, but writers are used to hard, yes? Love you!

  2. benschwensch

    A – A – A-men, Martine ! ! !

  3. Cheryl Christensen

    Your words, stories and post are healing to us out here – I hope you will take that necessary inhale/exhale/hyperventilate and keep sending us those golden messages.

  4. Carol you are always doing hard things and doing them well. Something to be admired.
    I want to marathon with you all but will have to have my own for a couple of days (that’s the plan but it will probably resemble short sprints) because we’re babysitting 4 kids for 5 days starting on the 5th and I know that even with the best intentions there will be no marathoning around here, not of the writing kind anyway.

  5. benschwensch

    I don’t think I’ve done a Marathon with this group before. What are the “rules” besides that we do it from the “5th through the 8th” of August? Word count? Pages? Hours? Or is it all just Wing-It? Those specific dates work exceedingly well for me (and I NEED the extra SHOVE!), but I’d like to see more on what/how everyone does (or SHOULD do) the Dastardly Deed!


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