I’m a writer, or at least I thought so until about six weeks ago. One hundred sixty-seven pages into my fifth novel and Bam! Nothing, nada, zilch. I had not one thing to say. For the first two weeks I stared helplessly at my computer. I reread what I had previously written, sometimes that helps, but not this time. I called my sisters and discussed my problem. I got plenty of sympathy, but no ideas. I painted my ceilings and woodwork, still nothing so I started cooking. Homemade Potato Salad, Crazy Cake with Fudge frosting, Baked Ziti with sausage and tons of cheese, Chili and the list goes on. My husband was ecstatic and I lost ten pounds, go figure.
My publisher emailed me. “Hey what’s up? Are you working?” Nope.
Then finally sweet inspiration!!! I got an emailed from author Mary Quast letting me know she was going to use my first novel Changing Her Mind as a ‘Tuesday Teaser’ on her blog, Romantic Interludes on August 13th. I wrote back to her to thank her and told her of my difficulty. Mary had some advise for me about writing what I love and it was just what I needed to hear. I took it to heart and ran with it writing seventy-five pages in three days and another ten today. Woot Woot!
I came out of my office today and found my husband, telling him :
“Honey, I need some TLC.”
“You’ve come to the right store,” he said, pulling me into his arms. God how I love that man.
So a big Thank You to Mary Quast for being so supportive. Check out her blog on 8/13 and read the blurb for Changing Her Mind. http://maryquast.blogspot.com/2013/08/tuesday-teaser-changing-her-mind-by.html