That post title is a bit of a cheat because I’m not a huge fan of chocolate. I know. It’s hard to believe a woman said that—and a writer even! But if the title had read “When your writing is like potato chips and yellow mustard …” maybe only one of you would have known what I meant.
If you follow me on Twitter, you saw this tweet from me last week: I feel great. Changed POV and tense and managed to add 1,700 words so far today. Then I spread writing fairy dust all around and went back to writing. On that day, writing was like chocolate … or chips and mustard.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’re probably expecting me to add a BUT to that statement as in that was then, this is now. Surprise! I’m still excited about what I’m writing. And get this … I’ll be happy even if I end up changing the POV and tense again. (A real possibility because I found out today that what I’m proposing to do is not the norm.)
What I’m really thrilled about is making the decision to write this particular book. I’ve committed. The two other books I’d started will have to wait their turn. I had doubts about writing this book and I entertained them. I was up and down, back and forth, until I decided the easiest thing to do would be quit writing altogether.
That problem was I’d forgotten to take off my marketing hat. From now, when I open that file, I’m a writer. A WRITER! Marketing be damned.
16 thoughts on “When your writing is like chocolate …”
Thank you, Victoria!!! 🙂
I am no novelist and these days my writing is concentrated on my blog, but I enjoy traveling with you. I am looking forward to reading your next book.
Thank you, Judith. I’ll get the next one out there as soon as I can. 🙂
Mmmm..choclate and writing… eating chocolate while writing..licking chocolate fingertips. Great to hear you’ve “committed” to one book. Don’t worry you’ll get time to write the other ones, or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.
Thanks, Lara. I wish you an abundance of chocolate to facilitate your writing. 🙂 I suppose if a book is meant to be written, it will be, so I’m not stressed over that.