Thursday, April 07, 2011

D is for Darn This is Hard

This A to Z writing challenge is actually a great illustration of how hard it is to fit writing into my life. But all of the stories tell us that writers have ALWAYS had these problems, right? Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Snooki - they all had busy schedules (work, being a mom, being crazy) and they had to tuck writing time in around the edges.

Give me your zaniest "...and I was writing..." story in the comments! For me it would have to be while sitting in a hospital waiting room waiting on news of a loved one. At times like that a writing project is both the weight of responsibility AND the solace of escapism into the land of words. I have also written in the car, on the beach, and on a sailboat between snorkles. (Vacationing with me is maybe a bit of a drag. Hmmm...) So where have you been caught writing?


  1. I make time for writting and fit in eating when I get a chance. LOL

  2. I was in a Shakespeare class in college, which I took because I love reading Shakespeare. But the teacher was the most easily distracted man I've had for a professor (well one of two) and he would go off on these tangents during class that would make no sense in the context of the play we were reading. After awhile I got bored and began writing in a notebook, I wasn't writing notes from his estranged lessons, I started writing fiction. That was only the beginning because from then on, when I had my laptop in particular, I would work on my novel ideas during any class I took.

  3. Hi Aurora! You have a good point, maybe I need to cut out that whole "making dinner" part of my life. Go check out Aurora's blog.

    Hey Dawn! Excellent story! You've reminded me that one time I had to sit in the back of a financial training class all day as the SME (subject matter expert), which meant I was asked questions only about every hour or two. I wrote an entire short story. Go check out Dawn's blog.

  4. I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Powerful Woman Writer Award.
    Go to and pick up your award.

  5. Nice to meet you. I write in my office since my computer is tied to the wall outlet.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.