Girls Write Out
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Somewhere in every one of my books, I get caught up in the characters and I need them to speak to me, to tell me their ending.  That's a rough time in our household.  The laundry sits a spell too long, the dinners are haphazard and worst of all...Mom isn't really present.  You can tell this by the blank look on my face as you speak to me.

I feel for the children of authors.  Their parent is usually there, but perhaps not all there.  Last night I was up from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. because I had to know how the story ended.  This morning, my critique partner told me, "One chapter at a time.  You'll get there."

It's true, I will.  I do wish I was one of those authors who could leave their work at their desk and let it go.  I wonder what that's like, actually.

What things obsess you to the point of taking you out of the game?  Do you have a friend/partner who brings you back?

posted at 2:02 PM  
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At 4:36 PM, Blogger freddikb said...

My writing takes my focus. I have woken up with scenes that I had to write down, at that moment, or story ideas I had to jot down during a night out with friends. I have had those late nights/early mornings when I had to finish the chapter or find out what happens next. My mom is a great help though on the times that I get stressed because something bad is happening to a character, or I have to put them in a difficult situation. She understands that I laugh with the characters and grieve with them, but she definitely helps keep me grounded and not too wrapped up in the made-up worlds.

At 2:33 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Does something ever seem brilliant to you in the middle of the night, then not so great in the morning? LOL


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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