On, In, and Around Mondays: What Do You Have to Write?
"The Novelist is a work of fiction L.L. Barkat had to write."
That's what she said.
And I believe her.
This morning, I would have slept past 9:30 a.m., had it not been for my alarm. But while I was writing The Novelist, I woke unassisted every day at 4:00 a.m. and wrote until 8 a.m., and then I went back to sleep for an hour before meeting the day. I did this... until I had finished writing the book.
You could say that my body knew I had to write.
People have their theories about why I wrote. And I will let them have their musings. Isn't it part of the fun for readers? To try to figure out a writer's motivations?
But I will say this. I have a friend (or two) who needs to write fiction him (or her) self. I know this. I have been watching this friend (or two) struggle to set something to paper.
And that is why I had to write The Novelist. Because, to this day, I write to love.
And if loving meant I would need to tackle my own fears and struggles with fiction, to help a friend (or two), then so be it.
What do you have to write? Do you know yet? Does your body know?
Think about something (or someone) you love. And see what wakes you.
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
If you could kindly link back here when you post, it will create a central meeting place. :)
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