Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Health is the first muse

Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is it about writers that we wear our lack of sleep like a badge?  We often write about such young, vigorous characters and yet we ourselves are models of poor health, myself included.

If only I had the energy to caper about as they do. I might if they didn't keep me up so late.


  1. they have their lives to live, but they live them in our brains and so we have to live our lives and their lives. even it that's just mentally living their lives, it's almost as taxing as physically living their lives. and when you throw in their emotions and our emotions, and you throw in the mental and emotional turmoil we put ourselves through as we worry about getting the story just right and submitting it to agents and publishers, plus worrying about if anyone will like it... it's no wonder we're tired as authors. plus, if you're writing a novel and have more than one main character... it makes me tired just thinking about it.

  2. Hi Michelle! I have 3 main characters at the moment. They are definitely wearing me out.


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