I started writing my Draft That Must Not Be Named with this quote by Ernestine Ulmer in mind.
“Life’s uncertain …
eat dessert first.”
It hits the core of my story because:
- My MC has an uncertain life
- Her family has a restaurant that only serves desserts
- It tells me what I need to hear (over and over again)
I’ve always known I was a writer. I have been writing stories since I was four and never really stopped. I strayed away sometimes but always returned to putting words on paper.
So Irene (yes talking to myself here) why am I waiting to really pursue this goal?
To be honest: a part of me is afraid to fail. More honest: I’m trying to trick myself to not be me.
Which is stupid and crazy, but true. Maybe I’m trying to protect myself, or others, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t outrun myself.
So where am I?
I’m at a point in my life where I can face myself and no longer pursue time-consuming things that prevent me from writing. I have a job I like, a job that gives me the freedom to balance my life. Writing is going well. Editing is going well, my draft is turning into a story, it’s fast paced, surprises me at times and is really NOT BAD.
I guess it’s time to stand still, examine my surroundings with a fresh eye and eat dessert.