You Can't Go Back Friday: I Am A Writer.

The moment is still fresh with me.  That moment when I, in the tiniest peep of a voice, asked my husband if everyone wanted to write a book.

"No, I don't think so.  I mean, I don't want to."

So it's not just one of those universal desires you ignore?  Shoot.

And now, I can't go back to the time when I thought that 2,000 words would be a good length for a picture book.  When I believed "revision" was just something editors would help you do.  When I woke up well-rested.

But I wouldn't want to even if I could.

I am a writer.

18 comments:

  1. It's a scary, wonderful thing, right? :)

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  2. Yeah sometimes I wonder what the heck I was thinking? Is it possible we are all masochists? Cuz I definitely don't intend to stop :)

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  3. I really love this! I hear you sista Keep calm and type on!

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  4. There is so much more to being a writer than writing a draft of a novel. SOOOOOOO much more! What a lovely post! I love reading a blog post that says a thousand things to me in a few short paragraphs.

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  5. this made me giggle and then smile and then sigh.

    thanks.

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  6. Ah, yes, there is no going back, is there? But it's so much fun on this sleep-deprived side.

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  7. I love moments like that when you declare who you are, what you do, what you love! You ARE a writer!

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  8. Funny about your husband. Mine has two great stories, but he doesn't seem to have the interest or desire to write them. He asked me to do it, but I didn't that his 20+ career in law enforcement would make a good picture book.

    I love the sign, btw!

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  9. Thanks, everyone! I really have found such an incredible sense of camaraderie and friendship in blogdom. I love that I can write a post like this and I don't get a slew of comments along the lines of "nope, you're crazy." :)

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  10. to stop would anger the voices in my head....yours too :)

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  11. Heck yes! It's lovely and more than a little scary to say that to yourself.

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  12. I remember when I thought that about picture books too. Until three years ago I had no idea there were specific guidelines...

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