Monday, November 29, 2010

Crack for writers: LifeRant

I didn't mean to do it. I cracked. I cracked open the book I've been waiting to finish. The book I've always known is MY book.

The story that keeps me up at night. The one that makes me laugh and cry.

I was almost done in August when I put it away.

Scared of success? Maybe.

Mostly I just have a husband who mumbles "Fairy Tales..." and rolls his eyes whenever I write. And I was sad. And I wanted to prove I was more than that. That I could be the BEST mother and the BEST wife and the BEST teacher.

And I did that. YES I DID. Just scroll back a few posts. And about three weeks ago I cracked, and I opened the file.

And that's all she wrote because I've been writing on the waves of delicious word lace ever since.

Screw it. I am what I am. And I'm damn addicted.

"You just said you love me, now if I say I love you and just throw caution to the wind and let the chips fall where they may and you're lying to me I'm gonna f*&^n' die." ~ Clarence True Romance (best movie evah.)


  1. Not crazy. Just a writer like the rest of us! :D

  2. I'm with Amanda. If you're crazy, then sign me up for the looney bin cuz I'm crazy too.

  3. When we write what scares us most, we come closest to being a true allowing that craft to be what it is meant to be.

    besides, who doesn't love fairly tales? just tell your hubby about the deal (high 6 figures!) listed on my blog regarding the half machine half girl cinderella. ha!

  4. Glad you cracked… It’s the one who don’t I find odd.

  5. Well done! Starting something new is tough enough, but having the courage and faith in yourself to continue when hurdles seem high, is always inspiring. :)

  6. Can't get it out of your bones once it's in there. Welcome back, good lady. :)

  7. I happen to like crazy. I find it suits me :)

  8. Glad to hear you cracked! I hope it turns out to be everything you hoped for.

  9. Opening the file, cracking into new adventure, exciting, scary, causes sleeplessness, tears, laughter, it causes us to scream at the sky, "I'm Alive and I'm creating!"