Friday, May 30, 2008

Guilt.

Firstly, this blog maybe the last big entry for a month with the 50k in 30days starting on Sunday, but I will give updates on the progress.
Before that i would love to share some pics of last weekend at Dingo Flats. the whole family, inc, brother inlaws family and grandparents alike, we all trecked out in our 4x4's for the day out. It was beautiful and bleeping FREEZING!
The whole day was hilarious as no one contemplated how cold it actually was going to be.
Let me tell you, there was ice in those winds.
But all in all, the day was magnificent and the small waterfall that fell in to this picturesque lagoon was something out of, well, you know. It was out of one of our books.
It's places like these that give you inspiration and ideas. Heck, I actually want act out some of the ideas that had conjured in my mind. Whoo Whoo!
I've been surfing the blogs of our fellow writers and it seems as though some of us are feeling the guilt of either spending too much time with our families and not enough time on our writing, or visa versa.
And don't think i haven't been guilty of these thoughts, because i have. But I've come to the conclusion that it's a blessing to have our families and i think you would regret the time you didn't have with them if they were suddenly taken away from you. Writing is a part of you, i enfesise, a part of you. Not all you are, and yes, thinking this way may take you longer to get to your goal of being published. But i assure you, when you are published and successful and then look around you to see your children have grown so much or your husband is feeling neglected or you realise how little time you have left with the elders of your family (no matter how annoying they may be at times) you will regret missing out on life with them.
I'm not saying back right off, but I'm saying give some time back to your loved ones, they need your attention too.
This all being said after i said, sorry honey but no telly time with you for the next month. hehe.
Actually we're going on a motor bike ride out to Dorrigo and staying out there for the night, this is the first night in a motel without children for us. Holy cow.
Any how, think about what I've said and i hope it helps all those that are struggling with the passion of writing and their families.
Love to you all and happy writing.
kez

3 comments:

Kerri Williams writer of romance said...

SORRY ALL! I'M HAVING TECH DIFFICULTIES. FOR NOW THERES NO PICS. YOU'LL HAVE TO USE YOUR IMAGINATION.
HEHE
HAPPY WRITING
KEZ

Rachael Blair said...

Oooh... enjoy your time together! And I think you're completely right... I've been trying to pep talk myself on the same things. Hubby and kids are such a blessing and I wanna be there for them always! They should and will come first - even before the next bestseller.

Sussan Marz said...

Kerri, family is important and we would miss them if they were gone. I think that's why we work our writing schedules around them, either waking up early or staying up late to write. But sometimes we do need a little space for ourselves, even if it's for a short time. All the best for June.

Too bad about the pictures!