Back in the writing saddle

I wrote this several days ago and then my blog decided not to blog! All is now well, I’m back to writing!

I really do feel as if I’m back in the writing saddle; I woke up today and the first thing I wanted to do was to dash to the computer and carry on with my story, this book which has taken the longest ever time in all my writing life to get to grips with. In various ‘about me’ paragraphs in various places, I have written that writing is my life, it’s what I do from the moment I get up, to last thing at night, and when I’m not writing then I am writing – in my head. Somehow for no reason I can pin down that changed. Thankfully it’s changed back!

Slowly, over the first months of this year, there were the first flickerings of getting back to what I’ve been doing for the last ten years. Over the last few months, although I’ve been on the boring editing phase of writing, things have definitely perked up. Last night as I drifted off to sleep, my head was full of my characters and their activities, and this morning as I got up, the first thing I wanted to do was come here and write.

It’s still not quite as it was, but on the other hand life isn’t as it was (nothing to do with the present situation I have to say) and of course, I’m not as I was!! I wonder if when I start a new project, if my writing will be any different? I hope it will be better, I hope I won’t waste so much time letting the words gush out and then having to spend twice or thrice as long editing as I did writing? We shall see. But for now I’m just jolly happy to be galloping round the writing hills and vales, fields and fens, woods and ways.


    1. Lois

      I sympathise, Stuart! Clawing is a good start – when I was clawing at least I felt as if I was doing something, and then imperceptibly the clawing became less desperate and gradually I was back almost up to where I used to be! Good luck!!!


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