Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Something's Perking

It's been awhile since the writing urge hit me. I've written newsletters and done some edits, but nothing new has come from my laptop in a long while. However, the last few days, something's perking.

I have a couple of storylines pinging around inside my head and that's exciting. Only trouble is I have little time right now to do anything about them. Knowing how elusive storylines can be, I hope to jot them down somewhere (preferably places I'll find them again) so when a couple of minutes are free, I can get cracking with real writing!

This past year has been a tough one for me and my writing. Not that I haven't written anything, but that I've had a lot of trouble thinking of myself as a writer. With the dearth of ideas came insecurity. Shouldn't a REAL writer have a great idea more than once or twice a year? If I were a REAL writer, wouldn't I be chomping at the bit to get something new in Word?

Well, I have had a lot of voices in my head telling me I must not be a real writer since I've been struggling for very long. So it came as a surprise--a pleasant one--to have those two little germs of ideas pop up out of nowhere.

I just hope they'll keep perking until I have time to put them into words!



6 comments:

Lisa Mikitarian said...

Praying for continued perkulation! All writers go through dry spells, Dee--some last longer than others. Now tell those negative voices to hush-up! And do it eloquently, in your writer's voice:0. Love you.

Laury said...

You ARE a writer and I delight in saying that I know Dee Yoder, the writer of Amish books:) So there! lol

Dee Yoder said...

Thanks, Laury and Lisa! You two are good for my writing soul. (: Love you both!

Lynda Schab said...

I can so relate, Dee. But rest assured, the pot may be empty at the moment, but perkulation is right around the corner. You have come so far on your writing journey, especially in the past year. I know God has great things in store for you and I can't wait to see what they are!

Joanne Sher said...

You ARE a writer, girl. And SOOO busy with other things. DON'T FORGET those ideas, girlie!

Dee Yoder said...

Lynda, I still have those ideas so I guess that is proof the perkulation is there--LOL! I appreciate your support!

Jo, I'm holding on tight to them. Hoping I have time while on vacation to get a few things written down. Woo hooo!