trying for a habit

Date June 4, 2010

Writing is one of those things that takes momentum.  And time.

At least for me it does.

Honestly, I haven’t had much of either lately– I’ve been sort of stagnant.  Stuck.  Like water pooled in the low-lying corner of my daddy’s shop.

But just so you know, I’m fighting tooth and nail to get them back– that motion, those minutes– that give my writing voice.

And its hard.

But people keep asking me about it, telling me about it, pushing me about it.

“Emily, just write.”  (Effin love you, Monda!)  “If I pull up your blog one more time and don’t see something new, I’m coming after you!”  (Chicago Cat at her best.)  “Make it a habit.  Make it your time.”  (Howlie Baby’s my writing hero.)  “Punkie, I check your blog 759 times a day.  Ahem.”  (A big hey to y’all in NOLA!)

“Earth to Emmm-a-lee!  Are you still alive?!”  (Fatty Munchers reign supreme.  No pun intended.)  “Em, I went to the county library today.  Mrs. Taylor misses reading your blog.”  (Yes, Mom.  I’m on it— and Hey, Mrs. Taylor!)

So, I’m here.  Writing.

For you.

And for me, too.

Let’s hope there’s more of it.

6 Responses to “trying for a habit”

  1. K said:

    Thank you! Thank you! Cheers to you!

    Love Love-K

  2. Monda said:

    Thank you! And I effin love you too!

  3. LB said:

    Keep it up!!

  4. Lou said:

    I was so excited to see new post. Now I am back reading because I had not checked it in a few days….but know that I check it at least 3 times a week…just hoping. Deanna will be excited too, she is just on vacation this week.

    It ought to tell you something when people still check you site day after day and we are now starting June and your most recent post was February (the 24th to be exact…and NO I did not go back to check on that I just check so often I knew what the last post date was).

    Love your writing………please keep it up since you have started again.

  5. Christine said:

    Hey, Emily, I know life is busy but I sure enjoy your blog. Thanks.

  6. Summer said:

    Yay!! I’ve been missing me some Emily. And I’m living vicariously through you with this nerdy writing workshop. I can’t wait to hear about all you’ve learned!