"The notion that such persons are gay of heart and carefree is curiously untrue. They lead, as a matter of fact, an existence of jumpiness and apprehension. They sit on the edge of the chair of Literature. In the house of Life they have the feeling that they have never taken off their overcoats."
- James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times

Friday, October 19, 2012

The silence of the blogs

No, I'm not talking about this guy.

I mean, my blog has been very hit or miss (BUY HIT OR MISSUS - sorry, couldn't resist a subconscious plug there) because I am working on two books, one being edited for publication and one being written, not to mention the several that are swirling on the back burner, waiting to be started.

In one sense, I do identify with Mr. Lector - figuratively. I do see myself being hogtied and masked from normal communications in order to complete my tasks. The writing doesn't do itself, kids.

So until I'm back, thought I'd leave you with some music.

I love this theme because it encompasses different types of music, which to me, echoes the movie's theme of the pioneering spirits who pushed into the West, a big, sprawling tapestry of land and climate and challenges. Makes me want to create a soundtrack for my books.

But I have to stay focused. Write, write, write.


Tameri Etherton said...

I totally get you. That's where I've been for awhile and I feel like a bad, bad, bad blogger. This writing gig is great, but it's rather demanding of our time!

Happy writing (and editing) to you, my friend.

Gayle Carline said...

I suppose we could be those writers who other writers talk about behind their backs: "They post daily blogs about the importance of writing. What are they writing, except their daily blogs?" HA HA!

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