Saturday, January 9, 2010

Writing Is A Way Of Being

During my ho-hums earlier this week, I stopped by B&N and as luck would have it (or divine intervention), I stumbled across this book--THE CONSTANT ART OF BEING A WRITER by N.M. Kelby.

Boy, does this girl get it!

In Chapter 1: Embracing the Profession, she writes:

"Surviving as a writer is a constant art. You balance your desire to work, which is often overwhelming, and your work, which is often consuming, with your desire t have a full life with the people you love.This isn't easy."

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!

Kelby goes on to say:
"Writing is not a profession--it's a way of being."

AMEN.

As I continued through the book, I realized that I wasn't crazy. Actually, I was quiet normal as writers come by.

Scratch that.

If I wasn't a writer, I'd be classified as cuckoo, but because I'm a writer, I'm normal. Get it?

Anyway, Kelby's book brought a sense of peace to my mind. Everything that I'm thinking and doing, dreaming and pursuing, are all normal in the world of writers. Woo hoo!

If you want to read more about THE CONSTANT ART OF BEING A WRITER, check out Kelby's website, or better yet, buy the book.

6 comments:

Stephanie Thornton said...

Cool! I'll check that one out!

Steph Damore said...

You definitely should--let me know what you think!

Bane of Anubis said...

Pain, suffering, doubt, turmoil -- are there any I'm missing? :)

J.J. Bennett said...

Nice tip! I'll check it out. :)

A misinterpreted wave said...

Nice to know I have great company :)

Steph Damore said...

Bane--less doom and gloom, more cautious optimism :)