Sodaro's Stories

August 17, 2010

Love it when it works…

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 8:10 pm

So this morning while I was writing (yes, at IHOP…darn that muse and her love of breakfast foods) I had such an amazing “in the zone” writing time, that I almost called in to work to just be able to make the most of that writing session. It was intense. I could not move my pen across the page fast enough and the ideas flowed out of me in a rush I haven’t experienced in quite a while. My muse knows that play time is forthcoming…she is ready. And I will feed her breakfast foods every day if I have to…maybe I’ll dedicate this novel to IHOP…they all know me there and know the two options I have when I order food.
I love it when it works like that. I love it when the excitement is there and the words are there and it is my only job to keep up and get the words down on paper. I love it when the ideas are just there for the picking and I don’t have to get down and beg for the ideas to show up…there will be days of that too, in the forthcoming days of my less responsibility and more “me” time…days where I stare at the blank page for hours with nothing more than a mere trickle of words strung together…but the days like today, where it takes every grown up part of me to put down the pen and go to work, that really make me think I might just make it as a writer after all.



  1. although if you do call into work you may not want to post about it 0.o

    Comment by Alden — August 17, 2010 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

    • Didn’t actually call in, so I think I’m safe.

      Comment by msodaro — August 18, 2010 @ 12:16 am | Reply

  2. These are the best days. They really can give you the confidence to envision yourself as a full-time writer.
    Days of poor inspiration can be a drag and can often add up for me so that I’ll go for days and even weeks in a low period. If you’ve found positive conditions for writing (i.e. the IHOP, no matter how unlikely) then milk it for all it’s worth.
    Visit on different days, at different times, in different moods, with different people, wearing different clothes…
    Get as much out of it as you can.

    Comment by dustandwater — December 6, 2010 @ 3:19 am | Reply

    • So far the pull of coffee and pancakes has worked…Starbucks also works…the public library also works. And sometimes, my own place works. I keep it mixed up so that the Muse never gets bored.

      Comment by msodaro — December 6, 2010 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

      • I find the public library is a good place, too. I like to think that being surrounded by all of those books has something to do with it.

        Comment by dustandwater — December 7, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

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