A friend of mine wrote to me telling me not to give up my dream of writing. He said, “Take me to your clouds!” Now I am obligated to do that for him. I can’t let a friend down, or myself, and so I will continue to write, and struggle, and enjoy the time in my cloudy world.
As writers we are often misunderstood. Some say we live in a dream world, we’re moody, frustrated, and sometimes just plain rude when the writing mood hits and we feel “bothered” by a loved one who wants a hug or just a “hi, how was your day?” I admit that I am not an easy person to live with when the writing bug hits, or when it doesn’t hit. Either way, my writing has interfered with my relationship.
Having a spouse who is a writer as well, can be a catastrophe on any marriage, as each have their own writing agenda, time lines, and needed time to be alone and ponder the next great character of a story, or the plot that doesn’t seem to move along. My soon to be ex, yes, I said ex, and I could never seem to work that out. When he was writing, I wasn’t, and vice versa, but always our respect for each others work was there. We had that at least.
We aren’t all lucky to be “stay at home writers” where we can nurture our characters along as we do our children, our families, and home. What a joy that would be to have that luxury of time. Now that I am a single woman, I struggle with the fact that no one is there “to bother me.” I have taken my writing to my writer’s group to be my surrogate editors for words of advice.
Within the next few blogs I will be posting ways that writers can be noticed by publishers so the hard work is noticed and appreciated. For now, I want my soft pillow to take me away to the clouds, so I can write clean, concise, and great writing. I do my best dreaming in my bed. Where do you find your inspiration?