Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Last October I attended a writers conference. The theme was 'The Fight to Write'. The talks encompassed dealing with rejection, turning negatives into positives, using humour in writing, and the joys of writing, and even of re-writing.

I decided to take this theme for my blog because I constantly struggle with writing . Sometimes a story doesn't go well, I can't transcribe my idea to the page for some reason, no matter how clear the mood, tone and atmosphere in my head - it ends up as dull prose. So I get disheartened and throw it away. At other times, ideas fail to materialise, and at the thought of sitting down and writing anything a hundred other things to do turn up.

Of course, the other big fight - which most, if not all, writers experience - is the fight to get published. Sometimes it seems an impossible task.

Though always worth fighting for.


Inkpot said...

I am sorry to hear you find writing such a struggle at times, but you are being truthful and it is hard sometimes to write and even when you do it is harder to write well. I like the look of this new blog. Good luck with the fight to write!

Valinora Troy said...

Thanks for your comment, Inkpot. Of course, when the writing flows, it's brilliant (even if your family and friends don't appreciate being ignored as you lose yourself in your work!)

Anonymous said...

Who cares about family and friends, you must follow the muse!

Valinora Troy said...

You're right, Anon - writing is the only important thing!

Anonymous said...

All in due time.