Life gets in the way of writing. But without the stuff life throws at us, there would be nothing to write about. What a conundrum.
Life threw me a curve ball last night. The week before, I was hit with a different one. At times like these, it's tempting to drop my writing and completely immerse myself in working out the solutions.
But I'm determined to take a different path. To set aside at least a little time to write. To create. To work through issues with words.
Writing can be a solution in itself. A release valve for the stresses that come with being alive, and caring about people.
I don't want to compartmentalize my life. Separating writing from living would make it antiseptic, untouched by the ups and downs of living. So today I'll write. At least for an hour or two.
And we'll go from there.
How do you handle life's curve balls? Does your manuscript get shoved in a drawer, or do you keep going?
In case you missed it, author Sherrilyn Kenyon has some great answers to these questions.