I came across this interesting and humorous post by Terri Herman – Ponce about secrets and peeves authors have that readers wouldn’t otherwise know. Enjoy the read below:
We pretend the writing is going well when it isn’t. Ask a writer how their story is going and you’ll hear, “Oh, it’s all finally coming together,” or “I’ve hit a rough spot in the middle, but I know I’ll work it out,” or “I’ve got an idea for another book, but I have to finish this one first.” However, that’s all code for, “I’m halfway through this book and I have no idea where it’s going,” or “I’ve written myself into a corner, and I’m freaking out because I have a deadline in three weeks!” or “I’ve got an idea for another book because I’ve started hating the one I’m writing right now.”
Writing books is a lonely business. We sit with our laptop or tablet, alone, and try to bang out story day after day. But we can’t have interruptions because that’ll mess with our creative juju. Which makes us feel alone. So we try to explain where our heads are at with loved ones, who try to understand us but really don’t, because we need an outlet to vent. Which is why we commiserate with other authors because only other authors understand the lonely nature of writing. Which is why…
We all have a stash of something to help us through writing stresses, and we usually indulge at our keyboard. Chocolate. Potato chips. Beer. Martinis. Gummy bears. Ice cream. Red wine. White wine. Diet soda. Burgers and fries. Scotch. Oreos. Mac and cheese. Pizza. Slurpees…Continue Reading
Source: Secrets Readers Don’t Know about Authors | Terri Herman-Ponce
Thank you Sally Cronin for inviting me to your place today to be part of your special edition: Fanfare, and introducing me and my latest new book release, Have Bags, Will Travel.
“Today’s featured book is by a firm favourite of us here in Blog world. D.G. Kaye, affectionately known as Debby, with a novella about some of her more memorable moments of traveling. Including issues of overweight luggage and causing rather a celebrity moment when passing through Canada customs on her return trips!”
Sally Cronin – Blog with a view – on most things!
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Source: New Book Fanfare – Have Bags, Will Travel by D.G. Kaye | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life
I was speaking to a friend today and while I was in the middle of a sentence, I found myself in one of those all too familiar situations of late; when I totally forgot the context of what I was saying. Of course I broke up laughing, but in that same moment, I said to my friend, “Holy crap, sometimes I find it so hard to believe that I actually wrote a memoir, going back almost fifty years in detail, yet I can’t even remember what I had for dinner the night before.”
I know that crazy “change” will do strange things to us, perhaps that is why I chose to write my second book, a satirical humourous tale of menopause. We have to laugh at those blank moments which happen, along with the other memorable (or maybe not so memorable), side-effects that come with this phase of life. I like to try and always make light of a not so favourable situation, as scary as it can sometimes be.
You just Godda laugh!