Creative writing of any description is a much tougher beast than it appears on the surface. Having some support along the way definitely makes it a little easier. With so many options available now, there are tons bloggers who are also published authors. It makes me smile to know that what was once unattainable, is a very real possibility and open to everyone.
Unfortunately I have hardly worked on my book at all this week. After a flying start, I had high hopes of banging out a first draft before this baby is born, but it’s looking rather unlikely now. At almost 40 weeks pregnant with baby #3, my sleep deprived Swiss cheese brain isn’t capable of much creativity at the moment. You know what though? I’m comfortable with that. I did have a wobble on Friday if I’m honest, and felt really down about it. Then I realised that putting tons of pressure on my shoulders at a time like this will do no-one any good. So I packed my hospital bag instead and got excited about other things. Who can’t manage a smile when looking at new baby sized clothes?
Working on my book takes a lot out of me, because it entails remembering a past that I’ve worked very hard to forget. I’m holding on tight to William Faulkner’s words above though. I know my story will come out eventually. There’s no time limit on it. It won’t change with the seasons or go out of fashion, and realistically I don’t expect it to be a best seller. It’s just a personal goal that I have wanted to achieve for a very long time – and when I finally do, I know that it will feel as good as winning the lottery.