Musing Mondays September 3, 2012

This week’s musing –courtesy of http://bookshelf.shotgunopera.net– asks…I wonder how many of us will answer yes?  

I have tried my hand at writing but have failed at one of the primary rules (This is one I heard Kevin Anderson and his wife state.  You have to finish the book to have a chance at publication.  It seems she kept starting but not finishing her books.)  I have several that I have started but never finished.  

Some are romances that I started writing in my 20’s.  Some are children’s books I started when my sons were young.  The most recent are books I started after I retired.  They are Science Fiction and Science Fiction Romances that I never finished.  In between my 20’s and retirement I taught in college and wrote for publish or perish.  I don’t miss that kind of writing.  Today when I get the urge to write I just go the Helium, find a title I like or submit one, and write something short that I will finish. 

The reason I never finished.  I will be writing and then a book or series of books will come up that I want to read and I would rather read than write.  Then I don’t write for quite awhile and it is hard to start again.

Another reason I never have finished.  I love to travel and writing and traveling just did not go together.  In fact right now I am on a trip and am writing this in my hotel room in Portland, OR.  I am staying at the Aloft at the Portland Airport.  I stopped here so I could visit Powell’s Book Store and later today I will be off to see what book treasures I have missed and need to add to my already hugh library.  Check my travel blog Jo Jones Traveling Lady tomorrow for my post of where and what I went to see today.


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