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April 13, 2016

A-Z blog: Kafka

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

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2 Comments »

  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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