by Judy Ann Davis
There is a Polish proverb
that says, “It’s better not to begin, than having begun, to leave unfinished.”
So why do I write? I think it’s more than just having something to say. I’m a daydreamer. I’ll admit it. I often have a story to tell. I like to create, and my mind is always churning out scenarios. Writers have ideas that won’t leave them alone. Or more personally, I have characters stomping around in my head who won’t leave me alone. They go to sleep with me and wake up with me in the morning.
I also have found when I
write, I enjoy the research, and I try to incorporate something unique in my
manuscripts. My current work has one of the characters losing one of her
mother’s Edwardian aquamarine earrings from 1910, with the stones originating
from Santa Maria, Brazil. The earrings are unique and irreplaceable. What a
great time I had looking at old jewelry. (Do you see any possible
procrastination in that activity?)
I only have one New Year’s “writing
resolution” for 2021. Like the proverb above, I plan to finish what I start. (Now
on to the edit phase of a current work-in-progress!)
Did you make any resolutions this year? If so, will you share?
Coming soon: VALENTINE'S DAY!
"Can one sweet kiss revive an old romance?"