Writing is what I do. Perhaps, to a degree, it is who I am. Oh, there are other important activities, things and people in my life–meals, garden, family, grandchildren, my client-but I’m happiest when I’m at my desk listening to and following my characters through their lives. If I go too many days without writing, I suffer from a type of mental constipation. Yup. Not pretty. Not fun. But the cure is easy. Sit down and write
Not that it is necessarily easy.
To prove my point, I share this quote by a famous author.
It’s hard entering the fictional world–as if an invisible barrier separates me from it. It’s equally hard to leave it again and tend to the mundane chores that await me.
But I’m happiest when I have spent enough time in that world to accumulate a significant number of words and to have walked with my characters through portions of their lives.
Everywhere I go, Banff, Colorado, the lake, etc. I feel drawn to my writing.
On occasion, something happens to make it even more worthwhile. Such as getting a wonderful comment from a reader. I want to share one that was especially meaningful. I share it with her permission.
I am so enjoying this book. With Louise being a new mom, and feeling all those overwhelming, am I doing this right?, is my baby getting enough to eat, what if she’s crying cause something is wrong? fears and anxieties, I can relate to her so much as I felt just that way at times when my baby boy was so small and fragile-and it brings me to tears and comforts me reading she had all the same feelings. I think so many moms keep their worried feelings hidden and others, after baby 4, forget new moms need the encouragement that they are doing a great job and all the anxieties are normal as they are in charge of a tiny human for the first time in their lives-one that cries a lot and can’t talk and is totally dependent on you. So thank you for letting Louise share all those natural, normal feelings a first time mama really does feel as it made me feel so good to hear it put into words- just how I felt when our baby was so tiny and needed so much and I was new to it all. I also love the realistic story line and growing love between the two characters. It’s a wonderful book! Thank you for writing it .
Thank you to this dear reader.