“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
~ Ernest Hemingway
There’s not much going on at my house right now.
Reading. Underlining. Sighing. Crying. This book is all a pile of crap. Sudden bursts of stompy-footed door slamming and wandering around the paddocks. The clickety click of my keyboard. Endless kettles boiling. Paper. Everywhere.
Ben brings me tea, and makes a hurried exit.
Reading. Highlighting. Sighing. Laughing. Hey, that bit was quite funny. Reading some more. Nope, it’s all still crap. Sudden bursts of stompy-footed door slamming and wandering around the paddocks.
Ben stokes the fire and stays out of my way.
Emergency phone calls to my sister. ‘Hi, can you remember when this thing happened? Great. Thanks. Bye.’ Hanging up to get straight back to writing.
Me reading over things thinking ‘Can I tell them that? Can I say that?’ Me wriggling in agony, ‘God, I can’t believe I’m writing that.’ Sitting under trees watching the black cockatoos flying overhead. The clickety click of my keyboard. Endless cups of tea. Words. Everywhere.
I’m working on the final edit of my Kimberley story. How stupid was I to think that it would be easy to write about myself! A memoir? I’d rather scrub the bathroom with a toothbrush. Hemmingway was right.
More tea. More writing. More sighing.
Let’s hope this is all soon done, so that normal life may resume.
22 thoughts on “Crazy Busy Writing!”
Nicole, you couldn’t write crap if you tried! You go girl and write as you do here. Your following on this blog should tell you that we love the way you write. Hugs and crystal sparkles (you know which crystal!) xxx
And what would you say to each one of us if we felt the same way? Have faith in yourself. Believe in yourself. You are worthy. You are special. You are loved. THIS WORK is worth it! xxx
Took me 10 years to write mine, Nicole. Hemingway was absolutely right. But oh how you will feel when you are done and oh how we all will feel when we get to read it!!!
Love your work Nicole ❤️
Your emotions are bound to be ragged ,what you are putting down on paper is coming streamlined from the heart Nicole and you have such a big heart . Take time to nurture your self after …that’s what you’re always telling us .
Ah, Nicole! Stomp away and throw as many tantrums as you need to, but don’t chicken out! It’s going to be breathtakingly beautiful, and I can’t wait to read it. Hugs! ❤️
Normal life??? Is there a normal life? At least you have had a life worth writing about. Not many can say that. For some of us life isn’t so much normal as mundane. No way to put lipstick on that pig and sell it. 🙂
Am already wondering how to get hold of your book when its out there. I m pretty sure everyone holds that thought ; so in our minds your book is already completed. You will get it done, for certain. 🙂
Lol….stompy-footed door slamming…. I can just picture it! It will be a great read I have no doubt! Just remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and to quote you,’ try not to be so hard on yourself ‘ . Life isn’t always easy, so I can imagine writing about it won’t be either. So don’t worry about if you don’t have enough bandaids, and keep bleeding! lol. It will be a masterpiece, just like you!
I meant to say, be gentle with yourself.
Keep it up. You know it will be worth it in the end. If your blogs or snippets of it are anything to go by, It will be a great read, funny witty, entertaining and thought provoking all at the same time.I too look forward to buying and reading it. Love, hugs and plenty of fortitude.
I’m sure we will all laugh, cry and be amazed at all that you thoughtfully and honestly include all the while we revel in getting to know you even more. Can’t wait.
So if Shane Warne can you can too…. You are either laughing or throwing the coffee cup at me now
You will get there in the end
Oooh! Hang on there Nicole, your fans, me included are so excited to see this published!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Oh, I love the way you write…struggles and all!
I am buying it too!
You Go Girl !!! It will be worth it in the end !!!
I am already buying the book.
I can visualise your tantrums in your pink slippers – not a good look.
Love the description…I look at it this way your at the delivery stage of your baby and it’s time to push (ouch)…hehe
Keep going because I can’t wait to read it. I have loved the small snippets that I have read so far.
Hope so, Nicole, as can’t wait to read it!