This is my May contribution to Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure
Writers Support Group, where it's all about writers helping writers.To read more posts, click here.
Life and stress play havoc with writing goals and sadly, I’m
not immune.But in the way you can never
know what will inspire, there’s this.I’ve
had a temporary change in routine.On Fridays now, I find myself in a place with no computer, lots of time and a
notebook.Before leaving home, I print
out the last pages I’ve written, and once I arrive in my destination, I sit and
write the next scene longhand.Somehow,
hand-to-pen-to-paper connects me to the piece, and words flow.In my not so perfect world, I want to average
five-hundred words a day on my manuscript.I’m not sure I’d be close except for those blue ink pages, white-lined
paper dotted with with scratch outs, my black, spiral bound notebook taking me places I’m struggling to see.