Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Coming soon to a blog near you...

....Me! After a long (ish) absence, I am ready to re-enter the blogosphere.


I've been really struggling to finish the first draft of my YA novel. I have 3 chapters left and a pretty good idea of what happens in each chapter, but every time I sit down to write, my mind freezes up.

Yesterday, I wrote this sentence:
For Mom, no crisis can compete with the urgency of hot rolls in the oven.
At first, this struck me as just plain wonderful. Then I spent the rest of the day wondering if it makes sense.
I was reminded of a quote by Annie Dillard:

"Many fine people were out there living, people whose consciences permitted them to sleep at night despite their not having written a decent sentence that day, or ever."

Sometimes, I wish I belonged to the that throng of people immune to the afflictions of writing. I could really use the extra sleep.


  1. KIM!!! Yay! Yay! Yay!
    It was so good seeing you this weekend :) We gotta do that more often.

    I know you can do this! I think you just need to give yourself permission to write something that might just not be perfect the first time. I like the rolls line anyways :)

    1. Shelly, Ditto. Honestly, thank you for letting me tag along after you.
      And yes! Let's try to get together more than just once a year :)
      Thanks as always for your encouragement.

  2. And, she's back, ladies and gentleman!

    Throwin' all kindsa confetti.

    :) :)

  3. Amen! Sometimes I wish I could go back to life before the compulsion to write. I loved meeting you too. Get those last chapters done so I can read them :)

  4. Welcome back, Kim. And by the way, I love the sentence you wrote. As always, your writing is beautiful.