Welcome to A Writer’s POV. If someone had told me that writing a novel would cause me to loose sleep, gain weight, snap at my husband, pull my hair out, (literally and figuratively) and kick the dog, if I had one, I never would have put pen to paper. But as they say, ignorance is bliss, and I plunged in and began writing my book with the na├»ve expectation that I’d be finished in a year. Needless to say, five years and seven drafts later, I’m still on my quest for the Holy Grail, a published novel. Although frustrating, I spent that time growing as a writer. Every rewrite, revision and critique taught me something. Every book I read or workshop I attended offered new insights and ways to improve my craft. My goal with this blog is to share with you what I've learned so far. To talk about issues that plague all writers, to talk about the nuts and bolts of writing. Despite the fact that it's all been said before, each of us has our own way of telling a story and hopefully you'll visit often for help, support or just for the fun of it to read the posts written from this writer's point of view.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Some time, some time. My kingdom for some time!

Please excuse my cheesy Shakespearean reference, but like Richard III, I feel as if I'm fighting a losing battle when trying to find the time to write. We've been led to believe that modern technology frees us from daily mundane tasks and to some extent that's true. But I believe the same technology that's supposed to free us actually requires more of our attention. In reality, the only ones with more time are the companies that no longer perform the services we now do ourselves online or by phone. So where does that leave us? In order to get any work done we must be determined, persistent and yes, sometimes unavailable to family, friends, our spouse or significant other.Writing is our job so close that door, turn off the TV, ignore your email and turn off your cell phone if you dare. It may be difficult. It may even seem rude, but you'll emerge hours later feeling satisfied and content with pages and pages of prose.Your family will be happier too. Remember: "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."