Sunday, January 13, 2013

Getting Back in the Saddle

I'm having a real hard time getting the notion to write at the moment, too much heartache and shock at the sudden departure of my own Delilah.

But while I may have been blind and ultimately powerless to stop her betrayal and self-degradation, I have not lost my own strength. I have been spending more quality time with the kids, starting working out again (to lose the writers gut) and I have noticed that while before I used to agonize over every moment lost not writing, now I just don't fret about it anymore. Life is still more about living than recording it for prose.

I know I will write again when the healing is done and I know I will be better than I was before. More projects are lined up even with me doing nothing at the moment and that's OK, in time the words will flow like a mighty river and I will climb that mountain and I will be back on top.

And it hurts now, but I know that like the dawn, Love will rise again.


Tom Doolan said...

Best wishes to you, sword-brother. Life and kids first. It sounds like you have your priorities straight, and that's the best way to start.

Charles Gramlich said...

Ultimately, all writing comes out of experience and feeling. You're going through it now. But you're right, the writing will come, and for now life and the kids are the most important things. Hang in and let me know if I can do anything.

Keith said...

Sounds like you've got your head on as straight as possible under the circumstances. Kids and your health are the most important things right now. You can't short cut the grief and healing. It takes time, so let it take its time, for however long that is. You and your writing will be stronger for it. Remember, this is only for a season. Holler if you need anything.

Paul R. McNamee said...

I can only echo everyone else. You're doing the right things, kids first. Writing can wait - just keep jotting your ideas as raw material for later.

Let me know if I can anything - even if it's just to chat about megaliths to give you a distraction. ;)

Angie said...

You're a good guy, David. A great dad! You do what you have to. We'll still be here when you're ready to get back to writing. We're all pulling for you!

David J. West said...

Thanks Tom.

Much appreciated Charles.

Keith, thanks will do.

Paul, much obliged and thanks again for those scans.

Angie, I'm sure trying. Thank you.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Hi David. Glad you aren't fretting over the writing. I love hearing the cute things your kids say (on FB) and truly you are focusing your energy where it needs to be right now. I believe that once you get back at it you will be unstoppable.

David J. West said...

Appreciated Karen