Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I am a writer!

I am a writer; there’s little I can do about it. I've flipped the switch; cannot simply turn it off, cannot ignore what I’ve become. These words belong on the page. I must honor this, even if it means ripping me out of my comfort zone.

I am a writer, not just today. Every day is a new adventure. Every day seeks to be understood. I can only hold back so long before it gnaws at me. "What about this?" An idea races through my head. "Or this?” Ack! I need to let it out now, before these characters drive me nuts! Looks like I’m halfway there already.

I am a writer. Wrote 10,000 words in one day. Once. There have been 5,000 and 7,000 word days. But only once apiece. I know what I am capable of. So why do I falter? Why haven’t I gotten back to this?

I am a writer. I have a tendency to run myself into the ground. I start fast and crash quickly, and don’t stare at the page again for weeks. Where is my discipline? When am I going to finish these projects at hand?

I am a writer.

I need to make a change.

And I’m going to do it right now.

I will give you the time you deserve each and every day. Instead of rushing ahead, I will sit back and listen, enjoying everything I hear. I am only limited by how fast I can keep up with you, o feeblest of minds.

I will surround myself with others who will push me. Try not to be so critical about my own or other’s work. And I will finish what I start.


Because I am a writer. And writers finish.


  1. I loved this, Scott. I really have an issue with taking the time you know. I think it's because I have yet to finish anything so I'm pushing myself to just finish one thing and then I can be a "real writer." LOL Kinda of like being a "real boy" I guess. It's a silly mindset, but I can't seem to help it. Hopefully, it doesn't affect my work too much in the future as I really want The Madness of Sorrow to be great!

  2. You need to be writing a book of writerly inspirations.
    Or are you? ...hmmm?

  3. In the words of Popeye- I yams what I yams!

  4. Love it!! Don't you just love it when the words just flow onto the page...I still do not consider myself a writer yet, but look forward to the day I can. By the way, when is Enura going to be published?

  5. I've got about 14,000 more words to write, 17,000 to edit. It shouldn't be too bad. I'm pretty close. The end is near...