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and tomorrow

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 11:53 PM



I am a master procrastinator.

I have been saying I am going to write for the longest time. I’ve walked around with the same line, and the same idea for a story in my head for at least a month. Even though I’ve had the itch the write, the need (or perhaps just the want) to write, I haven’t been writing.

Over the long weekend I planned on cracking open my laptop, starting a new, bright, blinding word document, and…writing. This weekend I read. I devoured the book Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc and marveled at just how much my life was both so similar and yet completely opposite of the lives of those in her book.

Her book is amazing. Although it is a work of non-fiction her words possess the beauty and realness of a novel. I found myself rooting, and hoping against hope that the people in the story came out ok. And then I got jealous.

Whenever I read a good book, I am envious of the author’s ability to connect word to meaning, and meaning to emotion. To weave stories and words and ideas into something so complete and so real, people are compelled to tell others.

I dream of being that dope one day.

I dream of writing words that touch people in a real and profound way. I dream of being more than the 13th man in the literary crowd, cheering others on, but really wanting to get in the game.

Tonight. I cracked open my laptop and wrote down that line I’ve been carrying in my head for the past month. I also began writing the story. It’s not astounding. I am not a fiction writer, but I am a person with stories--many, many stories just waiting to march from my head and onto the page.

At the end of it all (or maybe the beginning?), I hope to be able to share them with you, and welcome you into another section of my mind, my life. When it is all said and done, I hope you will enjoy what it is I have to offer. And if not…hey, at least I tried.

5 Response to 'and tomorrow'

  1. Mel Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/11/and-tomorrow.html?showComment=1196224860000#c6497821434707279948'> Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:41:00 PM

    How ironic, this has been on my list forever! It has been moved up as a priority now that you have reminded me.
    On another note...keep pluggin, it's gonna happen, your words are an inspiration

     

  2. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/11/and-tomorrow.html?showComment=1196279040000#c6687985454763882035'> Wednesday, November 28, 2007 11:44:00 AM

    u better write that book woma and your nex read needs to be one of mine, a matter of attention or rock star stud gigolo

     

  3. Christina Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/11/and-tomorrow.html?showComment=1196310060000#c1618564324466137296'> Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:21:00 PM

    I can't help but laugh at some of the "best selling" books I read when I think of the talent you have! Write sweetheart, just keep writing.

     

  4. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/11/and-tomorrow.html?showComment=1196310660000#c7586858608195656456'> Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:31:00 PM

    mel: xtina's mel? (lol) thanks for dropping a line. gwan and get the book, sis. it's wonderful. and thank you...i will keep pluggin.

    torrance: i might just have to do that.

    xtina: you need to stop blowing up my head, yo! lol

     

  5. CapCity Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/11/and-tomorrow.html?showComment=1197908820000#c7167404996655620628'> Monday, December 17, 2007 8:27:00 AM

    thanx for reminding me to check this book out, Sis!

    Uh...as a fellow budding author - I know u are aware of the power of your words...so, may i suggest u give that title: master procrastinator to someone ELSE (one of your characters, maybe)? Remember, in the beginning was the word...our words are our freedom (or shackles...).

    Hugz!