A Writer’s Life is Complicated

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(This is me, trying to have it all)

Writing is an obsession. Writing is a chore. It’s the strangest dichotomy I know of to love something that makes you want to pull your hair out. Stories never stop meandering their way through my head. The problem is they don’t meander onto the paper, or the computer screen, at least not with anything resembling ease.

A second level of frustration, for me at least, is the vast difference in those stories. I love to write humor, to know that people are laughing at the words I put together. But I also love to write gut-wrenching emotion. I like mayhem and destruction. I write dark and sometimes morbid plays, humorous romance novels, contemporary murder mysteries and fantasy short stories. Perhaps I need mood management more than lessons on my craft.

And a bit of shameless promotion:

The latest review for my novel, Ghost of a Clue, from The Wild Rose Press can be found here: http://www.drcpromotions.com/2015/05/review-a-ghost-of-a-clue-by-debra-doggett/

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10 thoughts on “A Writer’s Life is Complicated”

  1. Odd, reading your blog post was like reading my own story. Glad to know there are other writers out there with the same loves and hang ups and desires to write about so many subjects. Sure does make it harder to promote ourselves, doesn’t it? I’m with Wild Rose Press and two other publishers in order to get all the genres I write published. Enjoyed the review of your ghost story, too.

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  2. I could have written this post, although I have to admit my humor (On paper) is sparse.
    Great post – thanks for capturing my angst.

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