Sodaro's Stories

April 13, 2016

A-Z blog: Kafka

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 12:44 pm

“A non-writing writer is a monster courting madness.” Franz Kafka

I know I have responded to this quote before in my blog, but it doesn’t become less true…and actually with every book I finish it becomes more true…the madness becomes more real…almost tangible…certainly something electric around me and I get twitchy. I get short with people (well shorter than my normal 5″5′ anyway). I get moody. I lose my normal peaceful zen.

I try really hard to put pen to paper every day…for whatever amount of time I get. Sometimes it is a half an hour before bed…sometimes it is stolen moments at lunch time…and there is an annoying awareness of the clock, so I can’t lose myself completely in my writing, but it keeps the madness at bay…it keeps the monster from taking over…Maybe (if I may geek out for a minute here…) it keeps the Bruce Banner from Hulking out.

I struggle to find balance between my two lives…my teacher life and my author life and it is a constant battle to make sure there is time for both with only the regular, run of the mill, 24 hours in a day. But the results are rather messy (and not fun messy) if I don’t continue to fight the good fight and keep the writing in as much of my teacher life as time will allow. Because I don’t want to go back to when I put writing on the back burner. Nope. Never again.



  1. Recognise that twitch, the snatched moments and the frustration when writing time is lost. Hope you can keep the hulk at bay.

    Comment by raesquiggles — April 13, 2016 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

    • So far stolen bits of time during the week and as much of my weekends as possible have done the trick!!!

      Comment by michelle sodaro — April 13, 2016 @ 3:37 pm | Reply

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