Sunday, May 4, 2014

Writers Write

I must confess, right from the start, that I haven't been productive the past two months. It was my goal to write one short story a week, beginning on March 1, and continue at that pace for two months. 

Alas, two months later, I've only written one short story. Some writers will shrug their shoulders and say, "Sometimes life gets in the way."

And other writers will retort, "So what? Keep writing. Writers write!"

Well, I plan to get back to my original goal, but with everything pushed back two months. 

It's not that I haven't been writing -- and this is not a rationalization -- because my job involves writing and editing. I write every day. I've been so busy with other things that I haven't written that many blog posts since I made that earlier declaration. 

But that's going to change. Now. Besides the short stories, I also plan to start on a novel in the next few weeks, after I've worked out a broad outline. 

I guess the point I want to get across, and I heard this from a minister many years ago, is to "keep on keepin' on" until you reach your goal.

Until the next time....


  1. Michael I think sometimes is hard to keep up with the kind of rhythm you want to write, but I don´t think a writer stops writing ever, I mean even if you are not writing you are thinking of stories and characters so you never really stop! but I most confess I truly admire you! keep it up! xoxo Eliz

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Elizabeth. You are right about writers always thinking of stories and characters that they can put into words. I hope your writing is going well.