Ok, you say, "What do all those things have to do with each other?” Well, a woman wears a lot of hats in a week’s time. One hour she may be the cook, the next a maid. By afternoon, women are juggling things like catering or chauffeuring. Organizing a lot of different responsibilities simply becomes common pratice.
Then arrive the holidays, for a woman the festivities mean more work. Oh, we enjoy family and friends, and get-togethers, but admit it ladies we work hard during Thanksgiving and Christmas. What woman can honestly say she doesn’t clean, cook, buy gifts and play nice to make the season a good one. I have found that most women seem to make it their personal endeavor to create the perfect holiday. (For everyone else)
Add to the mixture- the woman who is also an author. Just because turkey day is approaching or Christmas is creeping to the door, doesn’t take away that innate nature that a writer has. They must write!
It’s ok to stuff that turkey, slap the twelve-pound bird into the over and get back to the keyboard. It’s fine if you forgo hanging the exact amount of lights to jot down a creative thought. After all, Holidays are about remembering our blessings and every writer thinks the ability to generate a fictional world is a blessing, part of what we live for. To a novelist putting the words down is a must. Come what may, thoughts still run ramped, wanting to find a home.
This year as the preparations are made for celebrations, remember to applaud the calling to write, regardless whether the rewards are extremely materialist or a meager pence. To a person who feels called to originate words-inscribing stories is about something else. What fulfills a writer are the benefits unseen by the audience.
"Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called . . . Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God." 1 Corinthians 7:20, 24, KJV
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