A Writer’s Lament

I read that Danielle Steel is publishing SIX books in 2018. In an interview, she said she often writes for 24 hours at a stretch and, once, for 36 hours straight.

Somehow, I don’t think Danielle Steel is ignoring reproachful glares from cats and dogs. (No one does reproachful glares better than a Siamese cat!) And I’ll bet her horse hasn’t positioned himself under the window he knows she’s behind and is whinnying his head off, demanding his dinner.

ClockIt’s hard, when the mood moves you to write, to have to go to the dentist for a cleaning. Or take the car in for service. Vet visit. Groceries. Designated driver for a colonoscopy. You get the idea…it’s called, “life.”

And it always seems to get in the way when you really want to write. When the plot that has eluded you suddenly comes together in your head and you’re burning to get those ideas down before they’re gone. (And, no, instructing your phone’s virtual assistant to make a note won’t do).

Every writer’s lament has got to be that there just isn’t enough time. Maybe that’s why writers’ retreats are held. Hmmmm…hold that thought.




Author: linnhemccarron

Have completed four Contemporary Fiction/Romance novels in The Riverwood Series. The first was released in August 2018; the second is under contract and in the process of edits. The third book and fourth books are in the queue. The fifth is now the current work-in-progress. The setting is Big South Fork, Tennessee which is known as "The Trailriding Capital of the Southeast" so these stories will all appeal to horse lovers who love to read books about horses.

One thought on “A Writer’s Lament”

  1. Lesley,You nailed it! Life and aging’s impediments intrude every day. My personal assistant takes a holiday every day, leaving me with ordinary duties that I can’t overlook if I stay sane, safe, and secure. So, I dismissed the imaginary help long ago.Keep on keeping on!Anne


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s