Dreaming in Character

G.L. Jackson

Never Trust a Writer


Not even two weeks ago I swore I wasn’t going to work on this story for a long time, if ever. I needed a break, wasn’t interested, couldn’t face it.

All that changed the other day, and I’m cruising along writing. It’s too early for me to claim I’m back in some sort of groove, but it sure does feel good to be writing again…and to be enjoying what I see on the page.

The moral of the story: never trust me when I say I won’t be working on a specific piece, because while I’m probably being perfectly honest in the moment, I’ve got a Gemini ascendant and will undoubtedly be drawn to the very thing I thought I hated.

Swallowing my words!

Swallowing my words!


Author: G.L. Jackson

Writer, reader, amateur photographer. Mostly, I just like pretending to be a different person each day of the week.

5 thoughts on “Never Trust a Writer

  1. never trust a writer indeed….we have too many other people in our heads 🙂

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  2. Craftsmanship aside, moral support is a huge key to keep us persevering toward publishing success–attagirls from fellow writers, the benefit of experience, visualization, whatever it takes to keep going and not give up. I recently started a manuscript that I adored for the first couple of weeks then suddenly, over that past few days, I’m dragging my feet like a tantrum-y toddler to the keyboard just to peck out 500 words a day. But I do it, knowing that–like you mentioned in today’s lovely blog post–that I will come back around to loving the manuscript eventually.

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    • Thanks, Eve. I have the most fabulous cheerleader who reads my work-in-progress and gives me that moral support you’re talking about. If I didn’t have her I would get stuck in the mire and probably want to quit. Last November my whole month was spent with that tantrum-throwing toddler. I worked kicking and screaming the whole way, but at least I wrote. Good luck with your WIP. Let me know if there’s any way I can be helpful with it.


  3. Thanks for the offer. You’ll probably be hearing from me one of these days when the toddler-tantrum gets too loud to ignore.

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