Sunday, April 26, 2009

Gray Sunday and I'm not writing

I've been told I'm a good writer. I actually do enjoy writing. Heck, I've won awards and my good reviews are way more numerous than the bad ones. My editors love me, my readers love me. So why am I not writing?
I could blame the new schedule I'm on--working full-time after 16 years part-time, but that's no good. Part of the deal was that I would use the extra time to write. My too-supportive husband believed me. Ha!
I could blame Spider Solitaire. Yeah, that's it. You know, I took the games off my old computer and found that it didn't make any difference. I still didn't write like I could have.
So, what does a writer do when she isn't writing? No, I don't mean how do I fill the time--that's not a problem, believe me. I'd love suggestions on this, but probably the best advice comes from the great Nora, I paraphrase: Put your butt in the chair and write. She also had better words of wisdom: I can fix a bad page, but I can't fix a blank one.
Well, there you go. All the writing advice you need in two pithy sentences.
Maybe I should take that advice and get to work!
Or should I go and water my plants?