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Today I begin my blog again. That is, one more time after other times I’ve abandoned the site, I will be writing. I have been suffering through a long writer’s block plus many commitments at home that have required much more of my time. Think two daughters announcing they are getting married this year (which is in some way a block but a blessing!), a husband with two separate occasions to break his hips (which I would not wish on anyone) and some personal issues of my own that I’ve addressed this year and last.

Whew! But I have missed my writing, my friends online and in writing circles, my other family members and, most of all, my musings and writing for others. Characters I’ve come to know in my storylines have been knocking around in my head…..some I came to realize are so very ready to get out to you on paper.

I will be, again one more time, fixing up my online site at karen-ware.com to be fresher and lighter and I will again be writing regularly and looking to share my stories.

My hiatus is coming to an end…I hope you are all still there as my writing begins once again.

As always,

KW

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SAMSUNGHow long have you been a writer? Or have dreamed of becoming one?

How many of you pictured yourselves stretched on a chaise sofa, dictating your wonderful, flowery prose to an assistant as your editor phones with book promotion tour information, lots of money stacked in the corner or, better yet, your staff caring for your every whim as you release book after New York best seller book….

No, that is not the average life of a modern writer. And most likely not the life of a pre-modern writer. Unless you are the new Barbara Cartland…and even this picture is just too much to have been her every day normal life.

Writing is a solitary life. Very few writers have an assistant at their beck and call. Editors (seen only in old movies) usually do not do JUST YOUR BOOK, but edit hundreds of manuscripts every year.

We write. We query. We send proposals. Someday we could get a great contract deal or a following which allows for less querying and proposing….just more writing.

Writing is not a profession to enter into if you want instant fame, instant gratification or throngs of fans. Being J. K. Rowling is not something that happens every day. We can wish it, we can dream it….but write for yourself, to share your craft, to feel good about your gift and especially for those who read your work. The glory comes from knowing you have touched someone else’s life…and hopefully in a good way.

Sometimes I write curled on the sofa or sitting in the floor as my cats try to chase away my thoughts. Sometimes I go to my quiet office and allow my daydreams and characters to come to life. Sometimes I grit my teeth and stare at an empty page  or into that vast empty space where my imagination refuses to go. Sometimes I cannot type fast enough to catch all my thoughts.

Such is the life of an author. A writer. And wouldn’t you know, most of us absolutely love it…sharing those thoughts that capture our imagination and hoping they inhabit your thoughts as well…

KW

 

 

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