Last week I said I wasn’t going to be a writer this week, I was going to be writing.
I probably didn’t write as much as I would have liked because of editing projects. And life. (Does anyone ever write as much as they want? I’m not talking to you Stacy Claflin; you’re a machine and that doesn’t count.) But I was more than a writer this week. I was WRITING. And that’s awesome.
I don’t know about you, but I find that when everything comes together and I’m in the zone, the words just flow. I’m immersed in my story world. My characters come to life, my settings feel tangible, my plotlines enthrall me. (It must be what a runner’s high feels like, but I wouldn’t know because I abhor running.)
This week, I didn’t just step into one scene—I stepped into several chapters’ worth of scenes. The words dripped from my fingertips. And I loved it.
I don’t think anything in our vocation feels better than that. (If you write because of money or fame, more power to you, but that’s not me. I write because I’m compelled to.)
What about you, authors? Were you a writer this week, or were you writing? And readers? Were you a reader this week, or were you reading? Here’s hoping you were actively engaged in your passions this week. Let us know in the comments below.
All right. That was the motivational quote portion of today’s post. Onto my favorite graphic indicator ever… this week’s organized writing links. 😉 (I still think that’s funny. Sorry.)
Here are the links this week of posts I wrote, or posts on sites I’m affiliated with. If you have the time, please consider visiting these pages and checking them out.
- Monday. Story Empire. P. H. Solomon goes over the inspector in Scrivener.
- Tuesday. This site. My blog post about critique partners. (Some great songs there.)
- Wednesday. Story Empire. C. S. Boyack discusses the benefits of blogging.
- Thursday. AIW Press. Joan Hall talks about proofreading.
- Friday. Story Empire. A collection of links to this week’s best writing-industry posts.
And before I go, I want to wish my beautiful and talented daughter (who very likely will never see this) a very happy 18th birthday. What a blessing it’s been to watch her grow from an innocent baby to a wonderful young lady.
Okay. Proud-mom-moment over. I have to go make her tiramisu for her party tonight. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!