A Prepublished Novel in the Process of Revisions and Rewrites

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Writing Sensibility

Ever hear that if you don't use something you lose it? Or a writer should write every day to keep the muse active?
Well... I have to tell you though I never was a writer who wrote every day, I did have my own system. Problem is I let the muse lay for far too long. And I let the branding and visibility slide right along with it. Life sometimes gets in the way. Time slips ever faster. Don't let it take your writing to the wayside.

Words of advise:
Don't do as I did.
Keep actively writing.
Keep something going whether jotting down an idea, a scene, a cluster writing episode even a journal.
Keep in touch with your muse.
And most of all, keep your name out there.

Otherwise, like mine, you muse may just take an extended vacation.
And all the PR work you've done will have been for naught.
Now I'm off to trick my muse into coming back from the islands. We've got work to do!
And yes, I will rebuild.
From the ashes we can build another day...
Moody Blues


  1. Well, I understand because I've done the same thing! But I do know that online friends are forgiving and are right there for you again once you get going and connecting. Sometimes things just happen and we need to regroup. Good luck with the muse. My cp and I used to talk about how our muses loved to take too many vacations, lol.
    Welcome back!

  2. Hi, Kaye! Nice to hear from you. It's amazing how supportive the writing world is...

    I'm sure each one of us has experienced the slumps. But fortunately we have each other and we can learn from our collective experiences. Thank you for piping in.

    BTW doing a bit of midwinter cleaning. What do you think of the new format? *grin*


  3. You're absolutely right!! Promotion is a pain, but it's a slow, steady process and if you stop you lose it all. I swear, it's the PITS.


    Welcome back :-)

  4. You got that right, Marianne. It's so important for any writer to keep out there, to keep fresh projects going, and to put out new work in a timely fashion. So... with that said, LOL, I need to get to work! Hmmm... next step. Update website and for God's sake write!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I have missed you as well all my very wonderful and supportive friends.