Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lion Taming the Story

I made a commitment to myself that I would slow down with the book nonsense and concentrate on Christmas.

So every night before I fall asleep, images and dialogue from Book 2 flow through my head.

I told my dd today it was like beating the story back with a whip and chair, like in a circus.

The more my story tries to come out, the more I try to force it back. The question remains, will I regret it? I hope not. See, I jump up at night and write down the dialogue and the scenes. I believe it will all be there waiting for me when I'm ready to sit down and work on it.

My whole life is a struggle of balance.

I have no problem comparing my life to a circus.

I'm not the elephant standing on the ball; my life is the elephant. All the tiny adjustments that need to be made are the things I choose as my priorities.

Mommy duties, church responsibility, wife perks, writing, housework etc. If I can keep it all in check, then my life won't fall and crash in front of everybody at the circus!

Right now is family and holiday time, and I am happy to jot down thoughts as they come to me. Soon enough the holidays will be over, and we'll all be missing the break and festive atmosphere. Then I will embrace my story by both wrists, and we'll soar through the air with the greatest of ease!

photo courtesy of morguefile


  1. Love your post...and so true of writers!

  2. Thanks, Pat! (Wow, somebody read my post!)