I spent the weekend surrounded by books because I can’t seem to get out of my own head. Immersing myself in another person’s problems seemed like it would be or could be a cure-all. It wasn’t. Still, I spent Saturday beneath blankets and books as the stormy weather turned the streets into lakes, the foothills into white mounds. Actual snow. In Southern California.
This. So much this. I also feel the anxiety of having too many words stuck in my body along with knowing that I don't have the time (damn "real job"!) right now to let them out. I've fought the urge to journal for years, not wanting to subscribe to the novelty of it. But maybe I need to just find a notebook and put the pen to the paper. Thank you for your writing.
Thanks for sharing the story about your first book. I wrote a memoir + queried in 2020 which was bad timing. I never was able to get anyone to get behind the book despite having praise + encouragement from agents. It was always like, “This is really good, but I can’t sell it right now.” So it just sits in my closet, doing nothing. I’ve been so discouraged over the past two years to even keep writing books but I’ve been working on the bones of a novel lately. It’s scary and difficult but I’m doing it. Trying at least. I hope your book comes to you with ease and that it brings you what you need.
This community is anchored by your words, Kayti. Your writing is valuable and brings healing. We're proud of you for starting afresh with the new book. In the end, whether we see it or not, you'll have gotten the ideas and words out. That's what matters.
Thank you for so beautifully putting into words what I have been struggling with. Similarly, I've been writing a book these past few years and lately I feel like I am ready to let it go and move on to the next project.
I related to this in ways I didn't even know I could! I am so damn 'dammed up' I feel like a saltine cracker myself. I'm desperately trying to find some space in my life to figure out not only how to express myself, but what wants to be expressed. I've spent so many years overthinking my creativity that I don't know how to use it for myself anymore. Roll on April when I've protected a couple of weeks to try and figure it out.
I literally can’t wait to read your book??!! All the feels.
This was descriptive in the most vividly relatable way! The bones, the juice, the guts... SO GOOD. I immediately went back to the top to reread it and am saving it to read again later when I need inspiration and encouragement in my own writing journey. THANK YOU for this 👏
Kayti~ I can deeply relate to your words. I am also a believer in getting feelings and energy out through creative endeavors. I look forward to reading your book❤️