Wednesday, February 3, 2010

So What Are We Waiting For?

If you visit The Writing Road often, you know, though I'm trying to write, life keeps getting in my way. I'm inspired by Vonda Skelton's post on February 2, 2010, on the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog, and I believe you'll be inspired too.


I'm not waiting any longer. Instead, I'm trying hard to finish a project near and dear to my heart in 2010. How? I joined a gym just for the daily two hours of "free" childcare. Though I'd love to be in shape, sometimes I don't work out. While my little guy runs around burning energy, I might spend the whole time in the cafe working on my manuscript. Right now, finishing and submitting my novel is a bigger priority than working out. I'd love to do both, but I'm not going to let another year pass with my great idea stuck in my computer. As a friend reminds me, my characters have been served an eviction notice. It's time for them to move into their Happily Ever After and for me to make room for the other characters, whose stories I yearn to tell.

What's your great idea? What's kept you from completing your project? How can you change that?

~Roxanne Sherwood


Beth K. Vogt said...

Cheering you on, Roxanne!

Vonda Skelton said...

Hi Roxanne! Thank you for sharing my post. I'm thrilled to hear that it encouraged you. My goodness, we need all the encouragement we can get, don't we! Write on!

Sue Tornai said...

I am usually caught up in the dulldrums of this chair, but today was different. I worked on three new projects and I am excited. Since my dog died I haven't been able to sit here with any purpose until this week. Praise God I am working again.

Scoti Domeij, Director, Springs Writers said...

I love what you wrote: My characters have been served an eviction notice. Made me laugh out loud and I definitely needed a laugh tonight.

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