Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Beatitudes of Writing

Happy are those writers who work hard and don’t give up.

Happy are those writers who strive to do their best.

Happy are those writers who are well stocked with coffee and chocolate (or a favourite beverage and treat).

Happy are those writers who have found balance in their work, friend and family life.

Happy are those writers who find the confidence to pour themselves onto the page.

Happy are those writers who understand the importance of exercise and find a place for it in their schedule.

Happy are those writers who push themselves to truly make a difference with their writing.

Happy are those writers who don’t let social media take over.

Happy are those writers who have found the support of other writers.

What makes you a happy writer?

42 comments:

  1. good medication to keep my ADD in check! (which I don't have yet)
    Seriously, so many writing projects and so little ability to finish one before starting something else...

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  2. A little publishing success here and there and lots of chocolate keeps this writerly person very happy indeed! Take care
    x

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  3. I'm happy when the house is quiet and I don't have a football commentary running on the computer beside me - because that is when I'd be able to get some writing done. :s

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  4. Perfect, each and every one. Thanks, Lynda :)

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  5. Nothing like a few Beatitudes on the eve of Lent to put a writer straight. Lessons to write by.

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  6. that happiness connected with balance is probably the most difficult to reach :(

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  7. When I working on something for several days and finally get it the way it should be, I'm a happy writer.

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  8. Great post. Reading this post made me feel like a happy writer.

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  9. I think you've about covered everything - great post!

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  10. Knowing just the right blogs to follow makes me happy :)

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  11. Knowing just the right blogs to follow makes me happy :)

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  12. Typing "the end" on a manuscript or short story.

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  13. I need my coffee. And peace and quiet!

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  14. An honest critique group--but not before coffee and chocolate.

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  15. Happy is the writer who falls in love with one of his/her characters.

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  16. Did someone say COFFEE????

    The last one is my favorite! It's been he best part of my journey!!

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  17. Wonderful list. I'm happy when my words are flowing without me having to wrack my brains to shake ideas loose.

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  18. Hmm...what makes me a happy writer. Happy writer friends!

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  19. aaahhh to read posts like yours..great post!!!.

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  20. aaahhh to read posts like yours..great post!!!.

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  21. How very excellent!
    I definitely agree with the exercise one (I get lots of ideas while gyming!)
    And I'm working on not letting social media take over!

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  22. Love your post!
    You've made my day and made me smile.
    xx

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  23. Oooooo! I LOVE those. Happy is the writer with an idea that pours itself upon the page.

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  24. I am happy when the muse is generous and when a publisher agrees to publish my work.

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  25. What a GREAT list--balance, exercise, support, perseverance. Love it. How about happy are those writers who have a Shiny New Idea pop into their heads at JUST the right moment? Haha.

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  26. Enjoyed your post. What makes me a happy writer? No housework to do, so I can spend the whole day writing. : )

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  27. Oh, I would love a maid.

    That ocassional yes makes me happy. The no's, too. Means I'm in the game where I always wanted to be. Means I'm writing and producing.

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  28. Yes, a maid would be awesome.

    Thanks everyone for all your comments. It's good to see so many happy writers :)

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  29. very good stuff. Yes, the maid would be a helpful addition, but you nailed it w/the balance and support of other writers. Thanks, Lynda~ :o)

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  30. Oh, I like this! I've given you two awards at my blog. Check it out.

    Zan Marie

    www.intheshadeofthecherrytree.blogspot.com

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  31. The feeling of being able to put into words what is going through my ming.....

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  32. Thanks, Lynda, these are so uplifting! I love how you chose so many things that the writer has direct control over.

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  33. Happy is the writer with a cat on top of the desk or a dog beneath it!

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  34. Amen to the last one. Meeting other writers has opened up an entire, wonderful world to me.

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  35. I think you've hit on all of them! Great list!

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