The mystery of writing and resistance

“So, how’s the writing going?” my friend asked over lunch.

“I’m working on my novel,” I sighed. “More like getting back to it, I guess. I’m about 2/3rds there. I hit a rough patch but just need to get back to it.”

My voice lacked the enthusiasm you might expect from someone whose work, as my husband describes it, is to “make stuff up.” My tone and mood shifted from happy to heavy, my work-in-progress weighing on my mind and mood.

“Why do you writers do this to yourselves?” he observed. “All my writer…

Maria’s Musings

Mom, wife, author, speaker, advice maven who cries at movies. Her favorite things are music, scarves, baseball, autumn, thrift stores, her family’s laughter.

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