I have about 30 pgs to write until I reach THE END! And if the universe cooperates, the upcoming week will run more smoothly than last. It started out with a sick kid and went down hill from there. I know we all have our challenges and road blocks but I find it difficult to write in the face of family concerns.
I know it's a waste of time and most often I can do nothing about those things I fret about.
Jacqueyn Mitchard, author of Deep End of the Ocean, as well as children's and YA books, wrote her first novel after her husband died, leaving her a young mother of four without financial means. And that's only one of many tragedies that have touched her life. She says you must write even through the despair. I wonder if I can teach myself to do that or is it the kind of strength you are born with?
Can you write when things are tense or you're worried and stressed?