writing in my real life…or better titled, in the company of others

I came to our local library to write while my girl volunteers, which is my typical writing MO. I write around the schedules of daily life. Today, it’s the library, tomorrow it could be writing in my truck while waiting for someone. Just an explanation, not a complaint.

 

I’ve written here before. Some days quite a bit, other days not as much. Today though? None. Zilch. Nada. The distractions here today are endless. . . cell phones ringing, babies crying, papers rustling, people chatting, children laughing, books dropping. . . I think you get the picture.  Again just an explanation, not a complaint.

 

So, what does one do to fill the time while her girl sorts and shelves?

 

Learn.

 

And, in learning I found this quote in a Huffing Post interview with Jan Karon (one of my all-time favorite authors). I almost laughed out loud when I read this (with all the noise in the library today, I doubt anyone would have noticed). Instead, I actually re-read it because THIS is my real life. So grateful to know I am in the company of others. . . writing in real life.

 

Be encouraged today, regardless of your passion. Real life demands much but waiting and working at it produces juicy fruit.  🙂

 

Huff Post asks Jan Karon:: Have you had difficulty relegating time between your real life and your writing life?

Jan Karon‘s response:: The trouble is I can’t relegate time for writing. That’s what you’re supposed to do, and many authors have successfully done it. But for the last decade and a half, it’s been very difficult to relegate time to my work because my life is so demanding. But the demands of this life make the writing much juicer. I mean, when you think you’re on your last leg, if you wait and work at it, you will get it right. People ask, ‘What if you don’t have anything to say?’ I say, ‘Sit down and write anyway, because something will come to you. And typically, it’s going to be pretty good.’

 

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