Aug 31, 2009

Be the light

“My candle burns at both ends
It may not last the night,
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends –
It gives a lovely light!”

Enda St Vincent Millar

As a writer, you have to be prepared to burn your candle at both ends. Actually; might be a good idea to get in a few dozen.
While writing, you will be tired beyond belief, excited beyond recognition, and at times, as cranky as a pre-menstrual insomniac. You will have early mornings, very late nights, and, if you’re really lucky and the writing is flowing, you’ll have some all-nights! You will start it, stop it, and understand it, all in the one chapter. You will laugh, cry, and laugh again, all on the same page. You will love it, hate it, and love it again all over again, all in the same hour. Your family will love you, hate you, and praise you, all in the same day. Your friends will support you, defend you, and inspire you, all in the same week. Your editor will love hearing from you, roll her eyes at the mention of you, but bring out the best in you, all in the same book. But, at the end of the day, the reward comes when you see the light in your story. So relax, go with the flow, enjoy the rollercoaster, play with words, and be the light for your stories.

Just a thought

1 comment:

  1. thats brill mammy!
    i am so proud of you!
    from your littel girl nicole xxx