Tuesday, July 10, 2007

To write or not to write.

That is the question!

Writing has always been a hobby of mine. Well not so much a hobby as a passion, sometimes an obsession. I have three trapper keepers (remember those?) bursting full of stories I started. I have even written about 20 poems, though the last one was when I was pregnant with Justin and it was like the words were bursting out of me from him to Jay.

The past few weeks, my mind has been bombarded with story ideas. No matter what I do, I can't get them out of my mind. Jimmy has told me for years to finish at least one. He told me once, "Dammit, Kaytee, I'm tired of finding your writings and getting really into them only to find there's nothing more! Finish something!" I want to. I really do. But what then? I'm not good with rejection. I'm not good with sharing my stuff with others.

Yet I cannot get rid of this obsessive need to start typing and not stop. Of course with 4 kids home, I can't ideally do that. I'm just going to have to give in to this obsession and see what comes out of it. I still don't know what to do if I've been successful in telling these stories. Maybe just having finally finished one, I'll find satisfaction. I hope so.


Ami said...

You finish lots of things that you write.

(I'm talking about your blog.)

When I start saying similar things to myself about finishing, I realize that I write lots of short stories, although they're non-fiction, on my blog.

Someday, maybe I'll take a bunch of 'em and make a book. Maybe I won't. But I keep writing. You do the same. :)

Brigid said...

you know that JK Rowling started out the same way - and if Jimmie is telling you he wants you to finish them so he can see how they end there must be some merit to them... they may not be Bestseller material but good enough to have Jimmie engrossed... I know I liked your "stuff" when we were younger! T~~

Brigid said...

you know JK Rowking started out the same way --- If Jimmie is asking you to finish them because he wants to know how they end there must be some merit to your writing. It may not be bestseller material but someone is interested enough to want you to finish. I remember liking your "stuff" when we were younger so why not?!