This blog follows how a romance novel set in the Borders of medieval Scotland is researched, written and hopefully *hopefully* published.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Writing Early, But Writing...

So as I sit here sipping by coffee and nibbling (eh, that's too dainty a word for a woman like myself)--devouring--a crumpet as my child plays with the dog, I'm thinking about what needs to be done.

This morning I woke with my husband (he's an early riser) in an attempt to crawl to the computer and type some more of my manuscript. I'm a late night writer normally (finally "coming down" from the day's insanity after everyone's off to sleep). However, the husband (whom I am quite fond of) , has requested that I actually head to bed at the same time he does. Ugh.

So, prying my eyes open this morning, I grabbed that envelope I mentioned yesterday and started inserting that text. I had to adjust to the morning noises I never notice as I sleep--the husband in the shower, the wind blasting snow around the porch, the occasional whine of the dog as he realized I was awake and hadn't let him out yet. As I was tempted to crawl back into my generally comfortable bed I remembered seeing another romance writer's blog.

Yesterday SHE wrote 11 pages. I simply thought about writing. And that, dear friends, is why I am currently unpublished in this genre and she has 50 + books under her belt. I think too much about the writing and she writes (I'm sure she thinks, too).

That's why I stayed awake. That's why I wrung 5 pages from my sleep-filled brain before 8 am this morning...Because she'll keep writing (and probably being published) and if I don't step up my game, I'll keep thinking about it and not getting my work out there.

So here's to the new year and getting this baby put to bed!

Have a LOVEly day!
~Saoirse

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