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Friday, July 6, 2012


Soooo, after a considerable hiatus, I am a writer again. Sometimes you have to step away from something for a time to truly see it clearly.  With that said, I've come to the conclusion that once one is a writer she/he cannot really stop being one, even if they try, even if there is absolutely no tap, tap, tap on the old keyboard.  I’ve learned that it's a thing that has become a permanent part of me. Even when I wasn’t working on anything at all, trying to avoid every aspect of writing--story ideas, character images, and settings continued to pop into my mind.  They nagged me, actually. 
At this point though, my approach is different.  I have reframed how I look at the process so as not to drive myself mad. ;-) For a while there, my focus had become so incredibly narrow, that I was missing out on a great many wonderful things in my life.  No mas!  Writing will not be my only artistic endeavor--the end all, be all of my life.  I will also work with my paper, clay and fabric, and I will feel good about whatever it is I’m working on at the time.  No guilt – no shoulds!  With this attitude, I will probably never hit the big time.  I’ve accepted that.  But, I’ll be happy, and I will find more peace in my life, and that is what I want more than anything.   
Cheers until next time!
Belle   @}---{--------------



    

10 comments:

gabistevens said...

Balance. It's a good thing.

gabistevens said...

Balance. It's a good thing.

Molly Evans said...

What an excellent new mantra, Belle. (may I borrow it?) Life's too short to be driven mad by the things we're supposed to be enjoying! Why deny ourselves that pleasure of creation, whether it's with words, clay, paper or mud? Life was intended to be fun, so my feathered hat is off to you.
Great to have you back.
Molly

Belle Sloane said...

Balance is it, Gabi.
***Belle***

Belle Sloane said...

Sure Molly, take that mantra and fly. Where can I get a feathered hat like yours??? :-)
***Belle***

Molly Evans said...

I stole mine. :)

Sarah Storme said...

That means you have hit the big time! Congratulations! And I'm really glad you're back at it.

Belle Sloane said...

Thanks Sarah! Feels good to be going in this direction again. :-)

DorisRose MacBean said...

Thanks, Belle. It's a rotten place to be. Yes--Balance. Now I recognize the signs, when there's too much unattended left brain noise, I can't settle and focus. Once that clears, my creative juices can flow.
Thanks for stopping by.

Belle Sloane said...

No, thank you Doris. :-)