Fiction Daily.
A blog on writing, writers and why we read. Posted most mornings by Marion Blackburn.
On a Monday
My desk is covered with "to-do" piles as this week opens. After the bliss of the holidays -- redoing my office, working on the novel again, freedom of thought and time -- the month of January brought several big projects and the demands of real life again.

I love the creative feeling that comes when there's a lull in professional projects, and
all these obligations are a little depressing.

At the same time, I understand that too many unstructured hours can easily become stagnation.

Idleness can suck the life out of writing. With too much ease, what urgency is there?

It's so necessary to keep a balance, and there will always be times of imbalance ... when the professional projects take over and I'm working through my weekends ... or, times when there are fewer projects and more time for the novel and stories.

On to the week.

AHEAD: Zora Neale Hurston and Their Eyes Were Watching God
2008-01-28 12:27:13 GMT
Comments (1 total)
Thank you for today's posting. Somedays, it feels like I'm the only person dealing with these problems, and there's a curious comfort in knowing that others are looking for -- and finding! -- ways to overcome similar situations. Even those of us who thrive on being busy can long for a healthier balance.
2008-01-28 20:55:49 GMT
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