Monday, July 11, 2011


I have been really down over the last few days over whether or not I can get published in my current state of disability-induced house arrest. 

The truth is I write because I love it.  I lose myself in it and come out of it feeling more like myself. 

While my writing is still less than perfect, every story I write is better than the last.  I literally have a 12 inch stack of stories, novels, children's stories, poems sitting next to my laptop that I've written since I hurt my foot.  I have posted in this blog nearly every day over the past year.  I have a huge list of stories yet to write.  I need to stop thinking about what I can't do and simply write. 

I need to trust myself and write.

Had I not hurt my foot, there would be no stack of partially finished stories next to my desk.  I wouldn't have given myself time to write.  I am a rather impatient person.  I would have remodeled the house or gone back to normal work or graduate school before I would have taken the time to write even one novel.  I wouldn't have had the courage to just do it. 

My late morning inspiration came from Kid in the Front Row.


  1. Hey! Don't worry about it and write. With today's technology, I'm sure you'll be able to get published without too much travel. Cross that bridge when you get to it. It's all good.

  2. I saw your comment on The Kid's blog Tonja and I thought I'd come over and say hello.
    I know from other writers experiences how difficult it is to get published but if you want it badly enough I'm sure you'll get there.
    Good luck in the future!

  3. Do what you love. Don't let anything stop you. Where there's a will, there's a way. There's a way for you to have a writing career. I know others who write and have disabilities.

    Glad to hear your mood is lifting.

    There is a period of mourning and adjustment with injuries, etc ... that then limit what you can do.

  4. Thanks for your comments and encouragement. I did write a lot today and feel great about it.