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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Reality Bites

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~Ray Bradbury

I go through spurts where words just pour out of my head onto my laptop screen. Granted, I don't have a lot of writing time every day, but sometimes things just flow. At the same time, my brain is on constant overdrive- imagining scenes and noticing tiny details or phrases I can work into my manuscript.

And then there are the other days.

Reality intrudes. I sit down to stare at a blank screen. I am no longer drunk on writing. I can barely keep my eyes open. Real life chips away at my already-scarce writing time. I persevere, still managing a paragraph or a scene rewrite. Eventually, reality recedes.

Do you sacrifice some aspect of real life to get some words on paper? (I sacrifice my social life. You can count on me being home on a Friday night.) What do you do when reality threatens? Do you give up your writing and take a break or do you plug away?

Happy weekend and happy writing to all!