In Others’ Words: Writing Road

Just having a bit of fun here today. I read this quote and thought: Where else does writing lead to?

Writing leads to … late nights and little sleep.

Writing leads to … the red pen. (I’m an editor. What did you expect?)

Writing leads to … a serious break with reality sometimes. (The voices in my head are talking louder than the real-live voices.)

In Your Words: Your turn. How would you fill in the blank? Writing leads to _______________________. Writers, tell us where you’ve ended up. And everyone else, tell us what you imagine — or what you’ve discovered by watching your writer-friends.

 

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30 Comments

  1. October 24, 2012, 12:15 am   /  Reply

    Writing leads to interesting looks from strangers when you’re caught having a conversation with your characters.=)

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:35 am   /  Reply

      I once told my characters that they had to wait and take turns — not talk at the same time.
      Sheesh.

  2. October 24, 2012, 4:58 am   /  Reply

    Ach! I’m up writing…and it’s 3:54 a.m. Hubby is over-night on a job, so I’m taking advantage of his empty side of the bed with notes and timelines, etc. Besides, it’s hard to sleep when he’s gone, so I might as well be doing something productive, right? Or should I say ‘write?’

    Writing leads to roller coaster rides. Extreme highs, extreme lows, and the adrenaline rush that goes with both.

    Great quote.

    Becky

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:34 am   /  Reply

      Virtual roller coaster rides. We must give this one a name …

  3. October 24, 2012, 5:37 am   /  Reply

    Writing leads to exploring new worlds and people. It also leads to forgetting to drop my kid at school and uncooked dinners. 🙂

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:34 am   /  Reply

      Or unwashed laundry. Which reminds me, I need to go move the laundry from the washer to the dryer …

  4. October 24, 2012, 6:16 am   /  Reply

    People living in your head who seriously won’t leave until you tell their story!

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:33 am   /  Reply

      Yes to imaginary people.

  5. October 24, 2012, 6:16 am   /  Reply

    Christian writing leads to meeting other Christian writers who become great lasting friends as we grow, encourage, and sharpen our skills together.

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:33 am   /  Reply

      Ditto.

  6. Jeanne
    October 24, 2012, 7:14 am   /  Reply

    Writing leads to sleepless nights, dependence on God to get the story right. Writing leads to simple dinner menus. Writing leads to deeper friendships with other writers. 🙂

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:33 am   /  Reply

      The friendships …
      Yes!

  7. October 24, 2012, 7:23 am   /  Reply

    Writing leads to over-eating. I’m totally serious. 🙂 When I’m frustrated with a character, I wander to the fridge. When my plot has gone off course and I’m fretting about how to refocus, I wander to the fridge…yeah, not so good for the health goals.

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:33 am   /  Reply

      Don’t I know it …

  8. October 24, 2012, 7:25 am   /  Reply

    Sheer brilliance. 😀 Ha. How about greater reflection. Literary release. Oh, this is fun!

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:32 am   /  Reply

      I’ll go with sheer brilliance. 🙂 What I love is when a crit partner or mentor says, “This is brilliant!” and I’m thinking “I had no idea …” because I didn’t try to be brilliant …
      LOL

  9. October 24, 2012, 9:08 am   /  Reply

    Writing leads to complete and utter amazement when God weaves a story before my eyes and under my fingertips. I’ve watched God work in so many areas of my life, but I think it’s on the page that I’m most amazed because it comes together in ways I could never imagine on my own.

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:32 am   /  Reply

      Yes, yes … the God aspect. Can’t overlook that.

  10. October 24, 2012, 9:25 am   /  Reply

    Writing leads to feelings of satisfaction and accomplishment!

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:31 am   /  Reply

      Ah, yes.
      Sigh of satisfaction.

  11. October 24, 2012, 10:09 am   /  Reply

    Writing leads to chocolate! Great Post, Beth!

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 10:31 am   /  Reply

      Or, in my case, writing leads to jelly beans.
      😉

  12. October 24, 2012, 11:04 am   /  Reply

    Writing leads to…joy.

    Yeah, maybe not happiness all the time, but joy–even in the lows–because I know I’m doing exactly what God wants me to do.

    And besides all that, it’s fun!

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 9:13 pm   /  Reply

      Amen, Lindsay. Amen.

  13. October 24, 2012, 1:12 pm   /  Reply

    …sweet insanity and the knowledge that you’ve just figured out another little piece of yourself.

    Fun exercise, Beth!

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 9:12 pm   /  Reply

      Love this insight. Having such a good time with all these responses!

  14. Loree Huebner
    October 24, 2012, 9:09 pm   /  Reply

    Writing leads to love (and romance)…how each beat of my heart matches rhythm with my words…

    • Beth Vogt
      October 24, 2012, 9:12 pm   /  Reply

      Lovely. Just lovely.

  15. October 24, 2012, 10:53 pm   /  Reply

    Writing leads to getting to know other looney writers, and liking them a lot!

    • Beth Vogt
      October 25, 2012, 6:42 am   /  Reply

      🙂
      And 😉

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