Writing May Not Be Written Down

This Week: Can you picture yourself ever stopping writing (creatively)… and thinking, “Nah, I’m tired of writing. Maybe I’ll do something else.”

Short answer?


I know that everyone who has been here for any time knows that I wrote as a kid, then wrote something different as a young woman, then wrote non-fiction articles.

If you think there isn’t need for creativity in non-fiction, you obviously have never tried your hand at it.

I never thought that I could write a novel, even after I wrote poetry that was published, but the shorter stories got longer, and I was spurred on by friends and a competition to do my first full-length novel.

I had not realized that the, well, for lack of better word, daydreams that I used, situations that I expounded upon in my head, the ones that I used trying to survive some hard times in my life, were, in fact, stories, practice at writing.

None of those have gotten to paper or into my computer, but elements and polishing of style happened during all that time and I was certainly ‘writing’.

Even if you have been paying attention and heard many of my complaints, you don’t know the half of what has gone on in the family or with me, and how difficult it has been for me to have the time, to have the peace or the energy, or lack of pain to put fingers to keyboard.

I promise myself all the time that the next break will see me submit some finished works or finish those that I think have merit.

The next break usually brings on someone, something or things that need my attention.

So, do I ever see myself saying, “No, I am not putting out the effort”, whenever I get the chance?


I will be writing in my head, editing in my head until then, anyway, and I am determined to get these stories out there.

Wish me luck.


About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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5 Responses to Writing May Not Be Written Down

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    Totally agree that as long as my braining is still functioning, I’ll likely be “writing” in my head… whether or not that ever gets to paper or screen.

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  2. Oh, no, Patty, those are too private. I can come up with stories, in fact, too many irons are in that fire. Peace. I need a little peace. Not perfect conditions, but right now, even finding the early mornings is hard. The late nights alone no longer exist.


  3. Elaine Cantrell says:

    If you’re still creating stories in your head you definitely need to keep writing. I’ve always done that too, and I still do.

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