Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Writer's Wednesday - Guard your Writer's Sanctuary
As writers, we need our sanctuaries. Creative energy is fragile enough without being pulled in ten thousand directions while we try to write. Once you find one, hold on tight. Treasure it, protect it for all it's worth.
A wise friend of mine pinpointed the problem right away. “It’s not the obligations,” she said, “It’s your location. How can you put writing first if you’re forever trapped in a land where your main identity is ‘Mom’?” Her advice: Find a place where your identity isn’t Mom, but Barb the writer.
Now is that worth the cost of a latte? You better believe it.
So if you have a writing sanctuary, guard it. Protect it for all it’s worth. You never know what magic it’ll create for you.
Barb's debut is the novella Magic Under The Mistletoe, paired up with Susan Meier in A FAIRYTALE CHRISTMAS in the US/Canada and part of the antho CHRISTMAS WISHES & MISTLETOE KISSES in the UK (Mills and Boon Special Releases). Check out her next book available now from eharlequin and on store shelves in December - THE CINDERELLA BRIDE!