Wake Up and Smell the Blogosphere


Writing gives me a reason to wake up every morning. Don’t get me wrong.  I always had a reason to get up – kids, work, errands – just not right away.  A warm waterbed on a cold winter morning has a certain lure that is a daunting match for less interesting pursuits.

Since I’ve been writing, I wake up in the morning and wonder….What am I going to write about or read about today? Who will cross my path today with a comment on my blog or theirs?  Will an interaction change the course of my writing, or more dramatically, my life?  Do you get that I wonder a lot?

Some days, I don’t have anything in particular to say or anything worth sharing.  It’s no problem.  Someone always has something to say, so I read.  Just this week I found a blog of fellow Delawarean Rachel Simon.  Her most recent post is about her pre-release book tour of her new book The Story of a Beautiful Girl.  I’m inspired by her ability to make meaning out of her work.

Another person I ran across this week was virtualDavis.  A powerhouse in the twitterverse and and blogosphere, he writes about writing and other  interesting stuff.  I’m glad I had the chance to stumble upon them this week.

Now back to my own writing – a personal essay, an early reader, and a picture book that I might just scrap and start all over.  Fortunately, there is always a New Blank Page and a New Post button.  I wonder what I’m going to write about tomorrow……

What do you wonder about? What makes you get up every morning?  Although, I must confess that I am still warm and cozy in my waterbed.


6 responses »

  1. Lois, you’ve just made my day. My week! What a lovely, generous post. Thank you. And thank you for *introducing* me to Rachel Simon. Off to read her blog now to learn about her tour and six books. Good luck to you as you forge ahead with your personal essay, early reader and picture book. Sneak peak coming soon?

    Geo @virtualDavis

  2. My pets get me up the morning, literally! Some days, I just don’t feel like writing, so I pick up my laptop and change my venue. Usually, I come up to my husband’s office and write there. I find a change of location helps get the creation flowing.

    • Barbara, I’m sure that pets make it impossible to sleep in except, of course for goldfish. I’ve heard they are very quiet. You are right about changing venue. When it is warmer, I like to go to different places to write. You can just get such a different perspective on whatever you are writing. Think of how characters can get transformed if you are in a quiet coffee shop overlooking the mountains vs. a noisy bistro in the middle of Manhattan. Thanks for stopping by.

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