Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quietness

Q is for Quietness. I need a certain quietness around me when I am writing. I often wonder how a few writers can write in coffee-shops or in some public place. If there is any kind of noise I am easily distracted. Actually even my mind has to be quiet. I can never write with an agitated mind or if someone or something is troubling me.

One of my all- time favourite writer says that when he writes he needs a quiet atmosphere. He says that he sits on his bed and writes. If the bed sheet has a print he is distracted and is unable to write. When he is writing, the bed sheets have to be plain white. This is taking the sense of quietness a bit too far.

Even I write on my bed and I am okay with a printed bed sheet. It’s the voices (conversation) that distract me.

Are you very particular about having a feeling of quietness when you sit down to write?

Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Passion

P is for passion. The passion every writer feels for stories and books. Writing can never pay all our bills unless we become bestsellers, our books are made into movies or we get a million dollar royalty (all deep-seated desires that every writer has). 

Writing is and will remain a writer’s first passion. If we observe closely we will see that inspite of so many obstacles like full- time jobs, sick family members, our own health issues, time-constraints, we still manage to write. If this is not passion then what is.

A writer said in an interview that she works nine to five. Every night, for four years, she wrote from 10 pm to 2 am. She would take those printouts and read while she was on the treadmill the next morning. That sure is a sign of passion. 

Passion fuels every writer’s heart.

What else other than writing are you passionate about?

Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Optimism

O is for optimism. It’s this big O that sustains us. It’s this amazing light that fills our hearts with renewed hope. If not for this wonderful feeling I am sure none of us would write.

A close blog buddy of mine wrote ten books which were rejected time and again. It was her eleventh book that got her an agent. If not for optimism I am sure she would have given up after the third or fourth book.

Another close blog buddy of mine has parted with three agents as they could not sell her books. She is optimistic that she will find the right agent.

Has optimism ever left your side? How have you dealt with those no optimism days?


Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.