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Joyce, on Writing
4/27/2009 3:37:43 AM
Do you ever wonder why you write?

Joyce, on Writing

Joyce McDonald Hoskins

Working in your jammies. Most writers will admit itís one of the reasons they write. I can make money, do what I love, stay at home, and stumble to the computer with a cup of coffee when I awake in the morning.

Great, huh? I always wanted to do it, and now I can.

Reality sets in fast. The money is hard earned and slow to come. The interruptions are many. Phone, neighbors, family, even pets intrude into my world. But, when I am published, they will take me seriously. But they donít. I'm at home, and they will find me.

Surely a schedule will work. But it doesnít. Close the door, draw the shutters, theyíll still find me. And if they donít, I will actually interrupt myself. A second cup of coffee would be nice. Or maybe tea would be better. As I ponder I notice a houseplant desperate for water. I water it. I plug in the teapot. Coffee or tea? Tea with lemon.

Now Iím set. Computer booted up. Just right tea. Iíll write. But first Iíll check my email, and a couple of writerís message boards. Itís part of the business. Right? Oh no. No news from a publisher, or an editor. Depression sets in. Okay. One writerís message board and itís to work. That might be encouraging. But itís not. I open yesterday file and read. It was good yesterday, why is it such tripe today?

So, why do I do it?

For the love of writing.

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More Blogs by Joyce McDonald Hoskins
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• The Shocking Lack of Reverence and Respect - Monday, November 01, 2010
• Review of: One Year Alone with God, by Ava Pennington - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
• Yankee Ingenuity - Friday, July 09, 2010
• The Hard Part! - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
• More pounce to the ounce - Friday, March 05, 2010
• Just write? - Thursday, May 14, 2009
• Spring - Thursday, April 30, 2009
• Stop the World - Wednesday, April 29, 2009
•  Joyce, on Writing - Monday, April 27, 2009  
• Where Dogs Don't Die - Sunday, April 26, 2009

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