Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Writer's Journey Continued

Is it Wednesday again already?

This week, no, this month has been a blur. So far I've spoken to a book club and women's organization, taught four Young Writer Workshops and an adult writing workshop, and had two book Choc-Tastic bookstore signings for Mom Needs Chocolate. Tomorrow night I'll be hosting a Tea Tasting and Book Event at a lovely English tea room.

So when do I write?

Not as much as I'd like, I'm afraid. Such is the sadistic irony. When a writer gets on a roll, there's no time to write. I keep telling myself it's a good problem to have.

But that's hard to remember when I only have five minutes here or ten minutes there to devote to cleaning up a half-finished chapter. I stare at my first draft, in which I basically regurgitated every non-sequitur thought in my head, and just start to make a little serious editing headway when...DING! Time's up! Run to the car. You're late again.

Okay. No more grousing. I need an attitude make-over. I know. I'll meditate on my favorite scripture from the author of life: To Him who is able to do EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY BEYOND all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to HIM be the glory...forever and ever. Amen (Eph. 3:20, NAS). that jambalaya chapter is beginning to feel like a blessing instead of a blowout.