G is for Gratitude. We writers are indeed grateful creatures. Just getting a few hours in the day to work on our stories and add those so important words to our manuscripts fill us with unending gratitude. Those precious moments when we can type away in solitude, without any worry or chore beckoning us brings with it a smile that is like sunshine on a cloudy day.
My day is made when I get uninterrupted writing time. And when my plotting goes well, I am filled with gratitude. And when it’s topped with some reading time thrown in I am cheerful for days.
If for some reason I am unable to write or read for many days at a stretch then I tend to get grumpy and grouchy.
Do you feel a sense of gratitude when you have managed to steal some uninterrupted writing time from life? What brings on the gratitude for you when it comes to writing?
Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.
Hi human, Rachna,ReplyDelete
Uninterrupted time to actually doing some writing is a precious commodity for my human. While he's still putting his own life on hold looking after his son, his opportunities to write have been very limited. Thus, he's grateful to get those quiet moments in the middle of the night.
Penny, the pawsitive host of the Alphabark Challenge, 2014!
Great word for G. I have so much gratitude for the ways in which writing has changed my life for the better - sometimes on the grumpy days it's good to remember that. :)ReplyDelete
Yes! Usually my gratitude is directed toward my husband, who shoulders both children just so I can have a moment to myself. Or gratitude for nap time, or preschool... And I tend to get grumpy too. :)ReplyDelete
I love your theme, Rachna. I have started writing a gratitude list at night just before I go to bed.It really helps my attitude.ReplyDelete
Hello... I'm visiting from the A to Z challenge. I almost chose gratitude for my G post. An attitude of gratitude makes all the difference.ReplyDelete
The feeling of Gratitude helps me put things in perspective, else I tend to take things for granted.ReplyDelete
I was grateful for Sunday and an hour to write. Hope to steal a few more hours this month.ReplyDelete
Getting a big bunch of time to myself and actually using it to write is always a great feeling. I only wish it would happen more often.ReplyDelete
Hi Rachna! I just wanted to say thanks so much for your comment--you really made my day :-) I'm typing this quickly on my iPhone at work so I haven't read your post yet--I'll be back at lunchtime to read it. I already like the topic of gratitude, so I'm sure it'll be another gem from you!ReplyDelete
I'm grateful when I get plot issues resolved. And I'm grateful when I'm able to complete a manuscript! Good "G" word!ReplyDelete
I'm so VERY grateful for me time. I don't get much of it, so when I do, I'm all over it. Even now, in the break room while I'm wearing my "leave me a lone" face, I'm getting interrupted every two minutes. Me time is so precious to me, and I'm downright thankful for every second of it :)ReplyDelete
Gratitude and peace when I am able to flex my creativity muscle. You have captured writer's emotions well.ReplyDelete
I am a thankful person period. I am rarely down and out. Why be sad or mad? Such a waste of time.ReplyDelete
Great word for your G. Loved the post.ReplyDelete
An attitude of gratitude will take you a long way in life!ReplyDelete
Writer In Transit
I would be so grateful if I could have a four-day weekend alone with my laptop in a hotel or bed and breakfast. Ever so grateful....ReplyDelete
Oh definitely. Our house is a busy place--I treasure those surprise moments of quiet.ReplyDelete
Yes oh yes on just about all of this! Writing does bring joy and gratitude to my day... I need to remember it more often. Have you seen the movie "About Time?" I think that is one of the main "lessons" of that film, so touchingly and gently done. I think of it often during my day now...ReplyDelete
Gratitude is one of the single more important things I can practice as a writer or a human. Great G.ReplyDelete