Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kari's Kave: Dental Work Isn't The Only Thing That's Painful....

Today, as I sit here and write this post, I stare at my to do list... One word jumps out at me.


I hate going to the dentist. It can be a chore. It can be scary. And it can be painful.

Sometimes writing is like that. I love when the words just come to me, and everything is easy. The story flows and the pages turn quickly. But other times, writing can be like going to the dentist.\

A chore...
A bit scary...
And sometimes painful!

Most of the time, writing comes easy for me. But sometimes, like with the piece I've been working on lately, writing is hard. I dont' know why that happens, but it drives me crazy when it does. I feel like nothing is working, and I'm struggling to find the words. And even when I do find the words, I don't like them very much.

There's nothing more satisfying than smiling after I reread something I've written because I know it's good. I can feel it in my gut. But it's scary as hell when I read something and second guess every word on the page.

Ugh! I hate that.

So back to the drawing board for me today, and then off to the dentist. Oh, joy! Something tells me today will not be fun. Grrrr....

Cross your fingers that the words will come easier today, and the dentist won't be so bad. I need to smile again and soon!

So tell me, what do you do when nothing seems to be going right?

1 comment:

Anita Clenney said...

Writing isn't so easy for me. Getting started it the hard part. After I get rolling it's easier, and I do better with large chunks of time. When the momentum is interrupted, it really slows me down. I just saw a CBS interview where Nora Roberts said it writing wasn't easy for her either, and she's written over 200 books so I guess there's hope for me. :)

Funny thing about the dentist. I love going. Having my teeth cleaned is like having a massage. Well, not quite as good. Good luck with your appt.!