Thursday, 4 December 2008

Coming down

I am slowly, slowly coming back to earth. Today I finished working on a short story I started in the Summer. It was one of those stories that wormed its way under my skin, had to be written but had to be right. Between when I started it (a furious scrawl in long-hand which I hardly ever use these days) and now, I have been close to abandoning it many times. I have felt in turns defeated and overhwelmed but today, thanks in no small part to the enthusiasm and support of a writing buddy, I can look at it and feel elated. It may just be one of the best things I've written. It's certainly the one of which I am most proud. Now I must put it in a warm coat and send it out into the world. And I must find my footing in a new story.

8 comments:

Shameless said...

Send it and they will read.

Like reading Christmas cards!! Thank you so much. How unexpected and sweet.

(you'll keep doing great. seriously, if you write it, they will read. no worries!)

Gay Degani said...

CONGRATS ON A JOB WELL DONE AND FOR HAVING THE PATIENCE TO LET THE STORY BLOOM. MANY AWARDS ARE COMING YOUR WAY. JUST WAIT AND SEE.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Kev, you're a star.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Gay, for your patience and everything else.

Tania Hershman said...

It sounds wonderful, well done for persevering, you are an inspiration to me. "Had to be written and had to be right": isn't that the essence of what we do?

And how great that your writing buddy is working out so well. Lovely to hear, looking forward to reading the story when it finds a home.

Nik's Blog said...

Hey, well done, Sarah. Hard work does pay at times, doesn't it?!

Hope it finds a fitting home.

Nik

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Tania, yes I feel blessed to have found a writing buddy so much on my wavelength.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Nik, here's hoping.