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.

Yeah.

excerpt:

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.

2 comments:

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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