I'm sharing two things today:
Item number one:
So back when I was gathering "question ideas" for career day, someone anonymously asked me if I always enjoy writing or if there are days I want to throw my computer against the wall. I love how questions often share so much insight to the person who's asking them. But that's another topic altogether.
The truth is that the writing is sometimes sluggish and dull for me, but more often it's the writing business that's brings me down. To the point where on Saturday I actually said to my husband, "I'm thinking about giving up writing." Followed by a complete breakdown that involved those big, hot, embarrassing tears that aren't becoming at all.
He receives major husband points for not saying a single thing when Sunday morning I bounced downstairs for breakfast and asked, "Hey, what do you think of 'Playing Kitchen' for a title?" He also kept quiet when that afternoon found me plotting out a new story idea.
So while I do on occasion want to throw my computer against the wall on the days the words aren't magically flowing from my fingers ... I more often consider throwing my business cards in the trash and declaring myself done with the business.
Item number two:
A few of you have asked me about writing short stories or novellas, neither of which I have any experience with. I thought of y'all yesterday when I came across this blog post on Seekerville that talked about writing novellas.
Anything you'd like to share? A handy link you've come across? Some writer-doubts? Writing tips you've come across that have revolutionized the way you write?