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The Crazy Life of Writers: Part II

I'm not done with this crazy tale.

I’m not done with this crazy tale.

Ok so you’ve read Part I of “The Crazy Life of Writers”. Right?

If you haven’t, click the link below, read it, and then come back.


If you’ve already read Part I, then let me continue. Thanks!

…Standing in the doorway is a distraction. Doesn’t matter what the distraction is, maybe it’s the housekeeper, telling me she needs to clean the room I’m in. I tell her I’m writing and she starts cleaning anyway. The noise from the vacuum threatens to break my concentration. She finally finishes cleaning and I thank her for disturbing me, she replies in Spanish (probably cursing at me) and leaves me alone with my insanity.

I keep writing until the phone starts ringing, I ignore it as much as I can before someone threatens to leave a long message on the answering machine, trying to sell me something I don’t need. After I hang up on this person, the doorbell rings, it’s the mailman, asking me to sign for a package before he starts talking about how he’s dating another stripper. After congratulating him I take my package and return to my room.

The “Writer’s Block” gnaws at my consciousness like a hungry raven. But since I refuse to believe in “Writer’s Block” I press on.

At first the words are elusive, like a woman playing hard to get, then, I think about winning the lottery or how much I love my nieces. Something happens, the words flow, like an untamed river in an Oscar-winning movie. I write until my fingers throb, I feel good, and why shouldn’t I? I’m doing what I was meant to do. Write.

So there you have it, the Crazy Life of Writers, don’t say I didn’t warn you! LOL.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs 4-5 times a week about writing, self-publishing, and sales & marketing. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.


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