Home Is Where the Writing Is

Yes, those holes in the Yoga mat were caused by a no-good cat.
Yes, those holes in the Yoga mat were caused by a no-good cat.

Home Is Where the Writing Is.

Silly spin on a cheesy saying? Alright, maybe a little bit.

When I woke up today and looked at my tattered (fourth?, fifth?, sixth?) draft of The Bra Game, I didn’t feel overwhelmed. A goofy grin spread across my sheet-wrinkled face.

Since uprooting my life two weeks ago, writing has seemed like another planet to me. I thought I would be able to manhandle my creative drive and keep the momentum. But already I knew that I wasn’t the same gal I was before The Accidental Spirit Quest.

It’s not that I haven’t been inspired, it just seemed so impossible to become still enough to handle it. To give my writing the attention it deserved.

This week I began editing again. And, it feels really awesome.

The end of this crazy novel project I started a year and a half ago is in sight. Through a full-time job, a 200-hour Yoga teacher training, my mom’s breast cancer, and a cross-country move I am proud to say that I somehow persevered.

Writing was my constant through all of the change, as it always has been and always will be. 

I want to take a moment to thank the blogging/writing/reading community. After a few days of getting settled here, I hung out on my pretty new patio and opened my laptop with uncertainty.

Was my blog even still there?

Had it been hijacked or had it run away?

Or, did somebody finally realize all of the monumental gibberish I’ve been spouting in cyber public and hook my neck with a cane to yank me off the stage like a cartoon?

But, there sat my little blog. There you all were. Like a sweet place to come home to.

Getting back into the swing of things has been challenging. Thank you all for sticking it out with me.

I love the way we support each other, laugh our asses off, and share pieces of our lives. And to think…we are from all walks of life, from all corners of the map.

I mean, how cool is that?

38 thoughts on “Home Is Where the Writing Is

  1. Life changes as well as life transitions are like rollercoasters – either get on or off – if you do get on you can hang on or scream for your life – if you do not get on another rollercoaster will soon be there:) Hang In There and Welcome Back!

    Happy Writing – Happy Blogging – Happy Weekend:)

    1. Rollercoasters indeed! Nice analogy. I’m not much of a screamer, so I’ll just make sure the lapbar is secure and hang on for now. Happy writing, blogging, weekend back to you!

  2. Well summed up and good luck with the latest novel. Isn’t that what this place is al about. Best wishes, hugs and all that stuff, MM 🍀💚🍀 Oh and Happy New Home 🏡

    1. Thank you! Funny how daunting writing can seem as well sometimes, especially when so much is happening in our lives. But at the end of the day, not writing makes me loopy.

      Very cool that you’re reading Everything’s Not Bigger! That’s my little underdog. : )

      1. Well, I enjoyed Satin Gloves so much that I had to read that one – so far, it’s a page turner – probably about half way through and anxious to find out what happens next!

  3. I, too, have such a photo of my latest mss draft…you have inspired me to delve back into my edit as I had bogged down in the middle sometime around January.
    Enjoy re-discovering what’s inside those pages!
    peace

  4. I suppose your writing is one constant in a period of big change Britt. All around you has changed but your m/s is still there, looking up at you questioningly – ‘am I finished yet?’ And your blogging mates are still fixed in the firmament. Hope you both settle down in Oregon and are happy.

    1. It is certainly proving to be the one constant.

      I haven’t moved since making writing such a big part of my life. A part of me wondered what would happen to it all. Would I get here and decide to stop? Guess not! : )

      We are settling down happily here. There are so many places to explore and gain inspiration.

  5. The blogging community is very cool. And I’m not surprised that you’re seeing your writing with new perspective. Your cross-country move undoubtedly energized you. Enjoy the revisions. I’m waiting for the finished product. 🙂

    1. Isn’t it the coolest?! In a way, I’m seeing how important writing really is in my life. Very awesome to experience and rekindle the love there.

      So excited to be wrapping this project up! Can’t wait to share it with you guys. : )

  6. Writing is my sanity, even in the darkest times I have written things down and later thought wow, I must do this more often. Good luck with the book and life’s challenges. I enjoyed your post.

  7. I’ve found that there’s something about traveling that works so well with editing- it gives you that objectivity that you sometimes lose after rereading your work a billion times (I need to remember this and take a vacation before editing anything, haha!). But moving can be so hectic so it’s great you feel so balanced so quickly. Must be the cat-torn yoga mat…..

    1. Agreed. And after taking a big step back, I will definitely try this technique again when editing in the future. Of course that will be a vacation, NOT moving! : )

      The balanced feeling comes and goes, but the cat-torn Yoga mat definitely helps.

  8. It’s tough to get back to a normal routine after a life-changing move. Passions, though, don’t let us let go of them easily. Enjoy the editing!

    1. Hell yeah, it is! Passions do tend to stick with us, even when we think we do not have time or energy for them. I will enjoy this part of the editing. It’s the “end”! : )

  9. Yay – I’m glad we could travel there with you (even through all that mooing and meowing)! I didn’t know the cats could do yoga too. 🙂

    1. LOL! I’ve certainly taken you guys along for the ride, haven’t I? I thought about taking a month-long hiatus during all of the moving chaos. Then, I realized sharing the bits and pieces would be a healthy release and perhaps something others could connect with.

      These cats are the ultimate Yogis. One likes to lie on top of me during certain poses. It’s awkward, but we manage!

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