Diary of a bad writer – Week 39

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July 2nd – dusk.

I’m exhausted arriving home from work. My mind is mush so writing will have to wait until I get some rest. As the sun sets on a beautiful day, I wonder why I made the decision to write fiction now. If I started ten years ago, I might have become an accomplished author. Before sleep takes me, I remind myself there’s nothing wrong with working toward that goal today.


never too late

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”
—George Eliot

  One thought on “Diary of a bad writer – Week 39

  1. July 30, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    That last sentence is so important- working toward your goal, regardless of age, how long it takes, etc. is always the right thing. Honestly, I’m glad that you are exactly where you are right now on your writing journey, because it’s given me (and many others) the opportunity to read & enjoy your work. That may not have been possible ten years ago. You are very talented & I’m glad that you are passionate about your writing, Darnell!

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  2. July 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    What an awesome post! Writing can’t be forced, but it can be nudged along.

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  3. The Happy Book Blog.
    July 6, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Great quote Darnell and we are never too old to accomplish our dreams. So keep climbing that rainbow🌈 there’s great things waiting for you on the other side😉

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    • July 6, 2019 at 5:41 am

      Thank you so much 🤗. I’m in your corner, waiting for you to start writing again. We help each other 🥰

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      • The Happy Book Blog.
        July 6, 2019 at 5:56 am

        It’s my pleasure☺️and thank you❤for being so patient with me, you’ve got yourself a deal🤝we help each other🥰

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      • July 6, 2019 at 8:41 am

        Great deal!

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  4. selizabryangmailcom
    July 5, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    God, I know the feeling though! Having work grind you down so there’s nothing left for creativity. Just too tired. And I had the same thoughts, too, like why wasn’t I working harder 10, 15 years ago at this? I got a book published finally, but sadly it was a few years after my mother had passed, so she never even got to see it. But you know that saying: life happens while you’re making other plans. I’m here now, and so are you, and we’re still plugging away, and so is everybody else with the thing they can’t stop returning to, the thing that feeds the soul. And that, hopefully, in the end, feeds somebody else’s soul, too.

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    • July 6, 2019 at 5:39 am

      Life happens when you make other plans. How true! Sorry your mom didn’t get to see your book. But you are right. We are here now. With everything on our plates, we still keep at it. I appreciate all your thoughts and encouragement ❤️.

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  5. July 5, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I think like that sometimes, too. Except I still haven’t even started. You have, and you’re on the right track so keep it going. Great Eliot quote! Have a lovely weekend my friend.
    Caz x

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  6. July 3, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    You keep it on my friend – God bless

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  7. July 3, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Besides, if you’d started ten years ago, you might not have had much of anything good to write. Life experience counts for a lot in this business.

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    • July 3, 2019 at 10:23 am

      I hadn’t thought of it that way.🤔 I agree 💯 percent. Thank you Christine. 🤗


  8. July 3, 2019 at 8:37 am

    I have a bookmark with that saying on it. I bought it when I was in EMS school. Too late to become a doctor…but not too late to help people. 🤗

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  9. July 3, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Thank you very much 🤗


  10. July 3, 2019 at 2:31 am

    I am so blessed that I am one of the many who get to read your talented words.
    Keep on grinding!

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