Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Another Bump in the Road

by C. LaRene Hall

Life has certainly been difficult for me this year. Sad thing is, every time I think things will improve, the road just gets bumpier.

I've been a blogger here for four years, and until this summer I never missed a week. It was always easy to come up with something to write. I'm not saying that I've had writer's block, because that's not it. I think the biggest problem is time.

Now that I am being forced to face something difficult in life, I'm finding out I'm not as strong as I once thought I was. I like my life the way it used to be. I don't want to spend every afternoon driving my husband to another doctor appointment or to get a test. I want to sit at my computer and write my story.

Have you ever hit a roadblock while writing? You try to get around it, and nothing seems to work. Sometimes it takes days to get it right. Sometimes you have to leave it alone and come back later. You have to fit each little puzzle in just the right spot before it is done.

I guess that's how life is. I know that I cannot change anything. This is the way it will be for me, maybe for many years. I can't change it, so maybe I need to adjust my thinking. If I strive to get my blog written each week, at least I'm still writing a little bit. Maybe it won't be on my novel, but some writing is better than not writing. I will try hard to not be absent again.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear it's hard right now. I really do know what that's like, and sometimes you just have to step back. Hang in there!

Jolene Perry said...

You know we all just do what we can do. I think the main thing is trying to find peace with it when we're not doing what we want.

Michael Knudsen said...

Sometimes it seems like the universe is against us getting the stories written, Connie! I know you've tried using the Alphasmart Neo to go "portable" with your writing. How is that working out? I tried using it too but found it no good for revising and editing. Can't see enough on the screen!

Connie Hall said...

Thanks for your encouraging words. I am hanging in there, but sometimes life doesn't seem fair especially when it happens to those you love.
Michael - I love my Alpha Smart, but like you say it isn't good for editing. It's great when I'm away and helps get my thoughts onto something I won't lose, and it's much easier to take when I'm traveling than a laptop.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Love you, Connie!