A-Z Blog: Oates

"I have forced myself to begin writing when I've been utterly exhausted, when I've felt my soul as thin as a playing card...and somehow the activity of writing changes everything." Joyce Carol Oates

There is nothing in my life that writing can't fix.

Upset about how people treat me in specific or just how people treat others in general? I write about it or I write about one of my fictional worlds where people are more decent to one another (or can be killed off without legal repercussions).

Sad about missing a lost love? He stays alive in my pages.

Exhausted from lack of balance between teacher life and author life...write until I feel balanced again.

Too tired to function? Pen to paper and get it done.

The days when I forget this...when I say I'm "too busy" to write...are few and far between and after one or two of them, I get a little twitchy and I remind myself that writing has never let me down...so as tired as I am...pick up that pen, Sodaro. Those novels are not going to write themselves, and nothing rejuvenates my spirit in quite the same way.