Thursday, April 5, 2012

Isn't This the Truth?

Ever read someone's own tales of writing and suddenly feel like you're not alone?

Yeah, that's exactly how I felt when I read one of my favorite author's thoughts on "Writing in the Margins of Life."

While I don't have kids yet and haven't stopped in a Chuck E-Cheese since my nannying days, I've often had the horribly misguided thought that writing at a coffee shop would be nothing short of eternal bliss.

Now don't get me wrong, I have moments of inspiration at the local Starbucks from time to time, but sometimes it's easy to forget that writing our novels, even if it's our life's passion, is hard work.

So I'm thankful for authors like Sarah Pekkanen who get it.

By the way, I'm also writing as I wait for my dental appointment. Gotta love that wi-fi.

Now how about you? How do you manage to write within the margins of your hectic day-to-day existence?


  1. I will write during half time at my sons basketball game. Shhhh...don't tell anyone, but once I got an idea during church service. At least it was during singing and not in the middle of a prayer.
    As you mentioned, I take advantage of writing during dental and doctors appointments. When the WiFi didn't work at the dental office, I took out my old reliable pen and water.

  2. Love it, and trust me, your secret is safe with me! :)