Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Recapturing the Joy in Writing

When I started writing, I really didn't have any goals. I loved to write and took joy from merely putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard as it were). Now, I find so much of my thoughts geared towards publication, I find I forget why I started writing in the first place. I hate the fact that as I write my historical, in the back of my mind I'm worried about how I can market it or what agent is going to be interested in it. I find the joy of writing the darn thing has been eclipsed by my concerns about publication.

And I'm not alone. Melissa and I have talked about this for awhile. I think we feel it especially with regards to our historical writing. So we joined with our friend Olivia to create a new blog to re-discover the joy of writing and to celebrate the genres we choose to write not for their marketability but because we love to write. The result is Villa in Tuscany.

8 comments:

Suzanne said...

I love the beautiful new blog! I can't post there because it only allows blogger comments--did you know it was set that way? Will you be keeping your own blog here, too?

Rene said...

Thanks, Suzanne for the heads up. I was so busy trying to figure out the html I forgot to check the settings. So its been fixed. Yes, I will be keeping this blog. The other one. This is more of my personal spot.

Tori said...

I got a "not found" error. :(

Rene said...

Yeah, because I'm a dork and can't type. I mispelled "villa" in the url address. I fixed it.

Michelle said...

I got there. Nice!

kacey said...

rene, cool new blog. Like Melissa, that movie just begged me to see it.

I'm still not sure about the whole writing for market or not. Depends on my mood and what day it is *g

Gena Showalter said...

Very nice!!

Kelly Parra said...

Great idea, Rene! Good luck with it! =)