I love it and hate it.

by Sally Hogshead on May 26, 2013

Today I write.

I love it and hate it.

Right now I hate it.

It’s in a glorious and horrible struggle, battling the writing gods.

It’s hand-to-hand combat with adjectives.

I’m right smack in the maddening stage that every creative soul knows all too well… the critical tipping point in which ideas must become the reality of paragraphs and pages.

This will be my first book after FASCINATE.

It’s my baby.

But right now, birthing 70,000 words feels about as hard as birthing a 7-lb human.


Image 300x225 I love it and hate it.

(At least the view outside of my laptop is easy to enjoy.)

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ken Clench May 26, 2013 at 10:54 am

I absolutely know what you mean! (Well, not the birthing a 7-lb human part) :)

I’m at that point today in my writing. I don’t believe the gods are smiling on me today.

All the same, I wish you the best in your struggles and look forward to reading the result!


Ursula May 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Oh God, I know EXACTLY where you’re at! EXACTLY. Carry on, my dear, carry on. You’re birthing good stuff, of that I’m sure. :)


KamB May 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Desperate times, call for desperate measures: get one of those little trampolines… and jump. Youtube “The Girl In 14G” – and try singing it. That song always gets my mojo flowing!

Good luck with your next book – I will watch for it, as I love your message.



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