Friday, May 15, 2009

Tayari Jones: "Something I Have to Do for Me"

I am inspired this afternoon, on the cusp of summer, on the brink of my semester-long sabbatical, by this post by writer Tayari Jones in which she announces that she's taking off for a month to be alone and write.



Why all the drama? Why not just set up a DIY writing clinic in my apartment. I do have a dedicated room just for writing. I’m getting away because I feel that I have been distracted from myself by my life. I have been way too busy being too many things to too many people and I have really gotten out of touch with my work. I know that this happens to everyone, but I feel particularly frustrated because I spend so much time telling other writers to put themselves first. But here I am, in the same trap as everyone else.

To read the rest, click here.

Now, go write.


Leightongirl said...

My plan too, come June 18th, and for the rest of the summer. Ready, set, go.

Robbi said...

I have been writing like crazy all year. I hope I keep doing it even though I am not teaching or taking a workshop anymore this summer.

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