Wednesday, May 25, 2011



Okay, so I am in the midst of writing the second book in my River of Hope Series. I would say I'm at about the 8 o'clock hour. The what, you ask? Yes, as a writer I have this sort of clock image in my head, and it goes like this:


WRITER'S CLOCK
By Sharlene MacLaren

1 o'clock = I am off to a fabulous start. Darn, I'm good.

2 o'clock = I love the way my beginning scenes are coming together. There's fire in my veins.

3 o'clock = I can write! My readers will love this. I'm even keeping my office neat and tidy.

4 o'clock = I don't feel like writing today. Help me, Lord.

5 o'clock = I'm in a dry spell (my flame is down to a flicker), but I will write because I AM A WRITER!

6 o'clock = Where was I going with this story? Gotta reread the entire STUPID thing!

7 o'clock = This stinks so bad I have to put a clothespin on my nose while I write.

8 o'clock = I cannot write. My readers will hate this. My office is starting to smell like dirty socks.

9 o'clock = Yow! I have to start winding this down! This is worse than the underside of a bad quilt.

10 o'clock = Where did all these loose ends come from? God, I need SUPER DIVINE WISDOM!

11 o'clock = I see it, I see it. It's coming together. (Thank you, Lord.) I can't wait to come out of my hiding place.

12 o'clock = The End! I can't imagine putting myself through this again, but, alas, another story is brewing.

So, you see, I'm at the 8 o'clock spot in my project. This is not happy hour, folks, let me tell you! Please, Lord, get me to that midnight place. That's where I want to be.

Y'all can pray for me if y' feel so inclined. I'd be much obliged. (Pardon my grammar, but I'm in the middle of a "hillbilly" scene.)

Love and Hugs!!!!

2 comments:

Sarah said...

I will be praying for you, Sharlene! I may not be a published writer but I feel you pain. I spend a lot of time between 7 and 8 o'clock! But, in this case, I KNOW your readers will love it! And being one of them, I can say that with full confidence! Keeping you in my prayers!!

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