What A Writer Would Like

  • Complete quiet when we ask for it (Or want it. Or need it.)
  • Meals to magical be made so we don’t have to think about them
  • Snacks available at the snap of a finger (Non-messy please, so we don’t leave crumbs like a trail)
  • That elusive word we are trying to remember to appear on our page
  • Editing to just not exist
  • Research to not be so distracting!
  • Our characters to behave themselves, name themselves, give us a pep talk about their history, basically care for themselves like adults and not our brain child…
  • The weather to always be cool, wet, sunny, bright, dreary, whatever fits your current writing mood
  • A perfect music soundtrack that reads our mind and adjusts to fit the scene we are writing
  • More time in our days would be nice…
  • About a dozen other things
  • This book to just write itself!

Sigh, maybe someday in a perfect world 🙂

What would they have thought?!

Sometimes, when I am discouraged with my writing, to distract myself, I like to think about what a famous author of the past would have said if they were alive today and could see how we write now days.

George Washington: What do you mean you no longer practice penmanship in schools? How can one even think of doing away with such an important accomplishment?

Jane Austen: Emails? But what about love letters?! *Gasp*

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