Thursday, March 15, 2007

Booking through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

  1. Speaking of writing in books, what about writing the entire thing? Do you write? Aspire to write? Dream about writing? I do, indeed, write - but I don't finish. Like millions of people, I have several (ahem) unfinished novels lying about, plus their notes, plus their research. (I do a lot of's easier than actually using it, yes?) The most recent seedling is up to about 10,000 words and doesn't seem to be gnarling into a nightmare Bonsai tree. The writing has been more of a flow and less like being hauled by a tugboat. I have some hope for that one. (You, however, may have serious doubts about whether my license to create coherent metaphors should be burned.)
    I also write letters, [bad] poetry, and a journal. Letters, especially, are a joy to write (and receive, of course). No matter how blocked I am in my *serious* writing, letters and journals allow my writing self (hopes, dreams) to manifest every day.
  2. If you do write, do you do it for yourself, or because you hope to be published? (Or because you ARE published?) For myself.


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I'm totally impressed that you do all of that Melanie, even if you don't finish or get it published. Like you said, you write for you and that's all that counts. I'm just so impressed that you write. I just read. What a wimp I am! :)

Bridget said...

I love to write too, but you are way ahead of me, in that you actually physically write things down on paper ... whereas, there are approximately 5 partially written/developed books in my head right now ...

Julia said...

I actually wrote my stories first, before going back and fix errors and or do research. But the writing isn't so great since there so many errors that need fix. I don't have the gut yet to publication my stories, since these stories are my babies and I'm not ready to let it go :)

I impressed too, that yo managed to do all this even when you are not done writing them. But I wish you lot of luck :)

Happy Booking Through Thursday!

Chris said...

I like your metaphors ;)

3M said...

Glad to have you on the decades challenge!

Paula said...

I do write at times.
But just for myself or as in the case of Nov. 06' NaNoWriMo (which I came now where near the goal.)
I wrote a small memoir called "Notes To My Son"
He is 19 years old and really is at that age where he doesn't want to hear what Mom has to say anymore and as a Mom there is so much to say. So everyday (or almost everyday of the Nano competition I wrote a page to my Son. Not a nagging type page but just a note of whatever was on my mind. (i.e.; what I remembered about being 19, about my first hurts in love, feelings I had when my son was born, etc...)
I figure one day when the chip falls off his shoulder he will want to read what his Mom wrote to him even if it is 27 pages long.