Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Penning a novel was, and is, arduous work. A writers brain is consistently powered-up. When we're not punching on computer keys attempting to breathe life to our characters and story, or honing our craft by reading, which at one time, long, long ago was only for enjoyment, is now an exciting opportunity to expand ones brain. A writer even weighs words said in a movie, TV show or in the company of others.

Beware of writers! We are on the lookout for enthralling details to steal for our novels. I say this lightheartedly, for those who were concerned!

People wouldn't comprehend the endless night's that writer's sleep and, write at the same time. All you writers out there know what I'm talking about. Once in a while a vision sticks with you.

Countless author's have actually started their novels with a dream. So true. And I can definitely say, the dream continues throughout the plot -to the end. 

What astonishing me are the numerous writers who work full-time, take care of a family, and then write a fabulous novel. How is it done!! Congratulations to those who can do it all! 

On the other side of the fence, I work a measly part-time job and am able to write most days. I still find it  time consuming. Since recently editing two books, preparing them for publication, I can't believe the toll it has taken on my feeble brain, which sent me to this blog post. 

I say again, writing is arduous work, though, totally fulfilling to see a wondrous story unfolding before your eyes. 

For writer's who are losing hope, I say keep keep going. Never give up if you have a yarn to spin!

                       PERSEVERE! PERSEVERE! PERSEVERE!


  1. Thanks for the encouragement. People should beware of writers, we do put them in our novels.

  2. Well written post, Cathrina. I have to laugh because I wake up in the night and think about my novel, characters, plot for a least an hour or longer, then finally I'm able to get back to sleep. I also saw a great quote - "You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better." Anne Lamott

  3. great post, Cathrina. So true about putting life experiences in ones books. The quirky stuff in mine comes because I usually think that way, and from my family members.
    But surprisingly enough, and this I did not see until my daughter who knows me far too well, read my book and said she could see my past affecting certain characters, not the circumstances but in their emotions and how they react. Scary :)