Monday, August 31, 2009

For All The Writers Out There....

For All The Writers Out There….

We moved. It was long, hot, difficult, and a turning point for our family. I’ll be sharing the good and bad of it all in an upcoming post. But I am so baffled by the irony of life right now I had to share.

Along with moving comes many more things on the to do list. I’m aware of this and for the most part, ok with it. I’ve spent the last few days making phone calls, changing our address, getting recommendations for doctors and stocking up on groceries and all the new things one needs in a new place. I also have a job, a hubby in transition and recovery and oh yeah, 2 kids under 2.

So, why oh why has the inspiration bug hit me now? Here, at midnight when I should be sleeping, or unpacking, or working or paying the bills – when I have to get up in the morning and try to catch up on life?

So I’m up writing. I’m pleased with what is coming to me, but sometimes wish I could choose the day and the time.

I ask my fellow writers out there if this happens to you as well? If so, please share (and explain!)

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Katie said...

Hey, Holly,

I'm not really a "writer" per se, in terms of having a call to it anyway, but I always find that I am inspired and pulled to creating my most introspective writing either when I am trying to go to sleep at night, or after waking up in the middle of the night. I think it happens that way because our brains are done processing all the daily tasks that need doing and the noise that accompanies it, and we suddenly have room in our minds for thought and inspiration without the distractions of the day and often with the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Thanks for being there for me yesterday!

Love you dearly!

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Holly, in my experience, the writing bug hits most heavily when we are experiencing our lives, when we're out there living it. I say, take it while you can get it! Also, to me, my writing is cathartic, and perhaps it's just that you were sensing you needed that -- to process your life through words. It can be a healing thing and sometimes we have no choice but to respond.

Marybeth Poppins said...

That usually happens to me on Saturday or Sunday mornings ... and when I say mornings I'm talking at about 5 or 6 am when I REALLY don't want to get out of bed to write! UGH!!!

I feel your pain :)

Thanks for saying hi on my blog!

ElanaJ said...

Inspiration is a fickle friend. It comes when you least expect it--and never when convenient. I hope the move goes well!

Kara said...

All the time. I could be in the middle of a crisis or major project and suddenly I am overwhelmed with the urge to write. I'm not sure if it is an escape mechanism or maybe this is how I become inspired! Hang in there, keep writing because all the other stuff will still be there the next day:)

JennyMac said...

I make notes of ideas any time the idea hits but because of schedule, I can't always write immediately. I can recall it pretty well though so those notes truly help. Good luck!

Terri Tiffany said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and entering my contest. My goodness, moving takes a toll on a person, doesn't it? We've moved quite a few times and the adjustment always comes--sometimes easy, sometimes not so easy. I pray this is a good one for your family.
As to writing hitting me at off times-- it does--I get most my inspiration while I am laying in bed trying to go to sleep. Quite often, I jump up and go to my office and write it down before I forget!

Mary333 said...

I love writing! I love writing poems, blogging and even commenting. If I could do this all day, I would. Most of all, I love writing with the Lord! Inspiration hits me at all kinds of weird times: while working, driving and even while sleeping. I always keep a little notebook in my purse to jot them down. And yes, I lose sleep over this.