Friday, May 27, 2005

Why Bother?

Sometimes I wonder why I bother to write. I'm mean a stay-at-home-mom is a job too right? I could put my feet up, do the coffee thing, watch TV and maybe even exercise occasionally.

So why instead do I torture myself with trying to write a 300-400 page story?

The only answer is I can't NOT write.

I'm doomed :(

The only recourse is to succeed, and for me that means being published. I don't get satisfaction out of just writing the story--I need validation. I have to know my story is good enough that other people want to read it too.

13 comments:

  1. put a story up , we will read it... I am sure it will be good.

    Then we will say that was good, word of mouth will make publishers call at your door and when exposed to a wider audience you will become a best seller. Then you will become rich and famous (possibly experiment with drugs) make a movie of your book forget the little people and never speak to us again. ummmm ?
    maybe I got carried away there sorry

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  2. ummmm ?, ummmm ?, and thrice ummmm ?

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  3. Kidding... I like the little people..who else is there?

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  4. I know it's hard work. You've heard me grumble enough about it, but it's just so that I can't quit now. I know you're the same way. Good luck with publication, Toni, you'll do great!

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  5. Some days it seems like WHY am I doing this, doesn't it? I write, and write and submit. Still waiting for the publication validation though...

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  6. I like being one of the little people even if im 16 st +, ok 17.

    I'm sure you will look back and be glad you stuck at it soon

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  7. you cam write anything you want or wish..the first part is not trying to figure how..but just to do..pick up a lined tablet instead of the pc..a pencil and just do some major automatic writng-try not to think as you do-it's like blinking..-you can edit or cut down what you want later..it's a start hope it helps..but don't give it up.if it's in your heart then you were meant to..good luck..
    no-i know you will..!!!

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  8. new_friend you're twice the man I am!!! LOL. OK, so I'm obviously not a guy, but you know what I mean. My brother was 17 stone this time last year and he's lost 2 stone since. I'm very impressed with him. DH is trying to stop smoking...but failing...I'm not very impressed by him!!!

    Kacey...thanks for the understanding... it is definately a 'why do I do this?' sort of day.
    What can we do, we're addicted to writing :)

    Blue-eyed elfin. I enjoy a pen and paper but find I fill a million notebooks and never look at them. Only at the ***please remember this*** starred sections!!
    I enjoy it though, especially if I'm people watching. But I'm a plotter and except for a short scenes, and dialogue I need my keyboard. It is in my heart. We'll see. Thanks for visiting!!!

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  9. Kim--I'm still slogging. We should collaborate on something. Once we are famous, we'll work on something together that'll be amazing (I can dream right?)

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