Addendum to Top 10…

Okay, I’ve been reading Lilith Saintcrow‘s and Connolly’s posts about whining writers.  My last post could be seen as whining.

That was not my intent with the top 10. I put my butt in the chair every day. I work at it. It’s difficult and some days I don’t end up with any word count (cutting and editing take away chunks) at all. THOSE DAYS STILL COUNT.

If writing were easy, everyone would do it. I know that. I don’t get a regular paycheck to show everyone that yes, I worked hard today. But that’s not why I write. I don’t need a cookie everytime I finish a paragraph. I’m not sitting in a chair at the keys waiting for someone to notice me. I do go to coffee shops and libraries to write, but for the change of scenery that shakes up the writing. I feel guilty taking up a booth for three hours but I don’t sit there and preen. I WRITE, damn it.

 I need the words everyday. I need self-discipline to practice my skills everyday. I have that. And I do it ON TOP OF my day job.

I’m not a special snowflake that deserves extra attention. I was poking fun at myself. My last post was purely meant as fun. Smile people, it burns more calories.

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