Thursday, January 28, 2010

Return to Blog

I fell off the planet about four months ago, I stopped blogging, and more to the point, I stopped writing. Why? I told myself that I needed to step back, but I took too many steps and found myself hanging off a writer’s cliff. I dangled there, out over a wordless limbo, thinking. Months of contemplation have led me to this resolution: Finish manuscript number three by the end of June 2010.

My return to blogging begins one month into this New Year’s resolution. I must write 10,000-12,000 words a month to meet my goal. At this writing, I have four days to write about fifteen hundred more words for January’s numbers. Can I succeed?

I can because of the random people who cross my path daily, the ones who stop and ask if I am writing, this inspires me. The folk who tell me they loved my last books and are waiting for the next, motivate me. Inspiration continues because my family understands and the man I love tells his friends that Linda is busy writing.

Stuff happens. My publisher closed its doors and my agent graciously accepted the returned rights and now tries to shop a used title in a drowning economy. However, none of this matters because life will have its way with me; change is always around the corner, for good or not so good. What I have learned from my writing hiatus is that to be a writer I must write.

Come follow my blogs over the next several months as I journal my frustrations of how life-gets-in-the-way, of how getting up at five is my success tool, and about the numbers, achieving the numbers at the end of each month. Writers relish their privacy; none more than me, but this is my blog-to-blogger challenge.

Inspirational musing of the day: Stop writing…never.

Blog what you think feel, see and hear.

Have the best day every day…Linda


Cheryl Kaye Tardif said...

I hear ya, Linda. We were all hoping for a different outcome with that publisher. We were painted such a wonderful, glorious, successful dream. Then it evaporated. Like you, I went through a period where I felt like I was standing at the edge of a cliff. Only difference is I kept picturing a certain publisher at the bottom of it. ;-)

Sounds like you've regrouped. That's great. Time to get your writing life back on track. There are so many options for you--and that is awesome. If you wanna chat via phone one day, let's. :-)

Linda Merlino said...

Thanks for your love & support...xxoo