Not writing the book you are writing

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Have you ever had an entire book in your head—the idea of it, the mood, the structure, the sound—and let the days go by, day after day, not writing a word?  That is where I am just now.  Waiting.  Because the book is too big, and because it needs its space, and because the book is fine where it is right now, curled inside the shell of me.

6 comments:

Becca said...

You just amaze me, you with all these books in your head :)

Karen Mahoney said...

Yes. I am there, too. Waiting. I think mine is almost ready...

Lilian Nattel said...

I can't do books in my head very much. I get them while I'm writing. It's wonderful how you do it, and the flower is beautiful.

Beth F said...

Let it incubate. I've been juggling multiple manuscripts these days. Just a few more weeks and I'll have my life back.

Anna Lefler said...

Lovely!

Savor it until the time is right...

XO

A.

Rosella Eleanor LaFevre said...

I'm stuck waiting, too. I think for me, however, it's fear that's keeping me from writing.

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