A Room of My Own

I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged – sometimes life has the habit of getting in the way, something I’m not always proud of. I wish I could say a lot has happened on the manuscript front, but there is not much to report.

After my first round of submissions, I have yet to receive the “yes” I was hoping for. But I won’t let that hiccup stop me. I was given some constructive advice and now I’m in the process of making those necessary improvements. Unfortunately, it’s been a little more difficult than I expected, especially since my whole creative process has been thrown into a tailspin.

In the past, I’ve always had my own space – a room away from the pressures of everyday life. With my laptop in front of me and my books nearby, my bedroom was a writing sanctuary of sorts. Now, living with my husband, everything suddenly went from “my” to “our.” It’s not “my” room, but now “our” room. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great – on a personal note, I’m happier than ever, but I’m now struggling to find my place to think and write.

Words that originally failed to resonate with me in university are now ringing true, “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” Virginia Woolf must have been married when she wrote that.

Now more than ever, I realize that I need my own space. Away from the disruptions of life and household chores, a place I can just be with my thoughts. Since I don’t have that perfect room, I think I’ll at least try to find the mental space I need and give myself a designated time to put everything else aside and just write.



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2 responses to “A Room of My Own

  1. An affirmation…of some sorts…with the hopes that a burst of motivation hit you like an atomic bomb…I’ve used “tactics” like this before to overcome… guilt of incompletedness…reminds me of the famous line by LC “When you’re not feeling holy, your lonliness says that you’ve sinned”.
    The thing I like about writers, great writers, is that unique ability to be comfortable with themselves…to be able to share their creative with the world…its the single most intriguing process to turn thoughts into prose…
    Its taken me years to find my unique ability…I walk that void between creative and profit…I love the creative but cannot live without the profit so I translate one to the other…brrrrr…that’s cold!!!!!
    Keep on writing…:)

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