Sunday, March 6, 2011

On the Writing Path

"Writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles. "- Shannon Hale

When I read this quote on Twitter this week, it really hit a cord with me when thinking about my own writing these days. I keep telling myself to push forward, that I can go back and do what I need to do later. I love that experience of letting the story go where it wants to take me.

I was doing really well until about a week ago. I started two projects that needed my attention and they took up way more time that I liked. So much that I had to put my writing to the side, but I never stopped thinking about it. There is nothing more that I would like right now than to finish this manuscript so I can roll up my sleeves and keep writing. After this weekend of focusing on the two projects, I am now at the point where I can set them aside and pour my attention back into my novel.

I do have another venture that I pursue at the same time. My husband and I have officially decided on our dates for Japan! We have a start at the plan for the trip and now it is just time to put some action into our plan. There is so many things that we would like to do in those short days and the experience will help me paint more color into my story. I have no doubt that we will have an amazing time.

Here's to a productive March!

Natasha

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