Something Positive and Hopeful
August 29, 2011
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Okay, so I wrote this piece last week about talking in code which garnered a lot of responses. It was dark and mournful. I feel like most of the people who responded were trying to encourage me not to kill myself.
As it happens, I am not trapped in the depths of despair, at least not often, and not for long.
You want to know what is really depressing? In a casual, just-catching-up email to my editor, I mentioned that the first draft of my next book is not going swimmingly. Actually, it’s not swimming on its own. It is barely keeping its head above water. You know what my editor had to say to encourage me, to inspire me to keep at it? Nothing. Silence. Crickets chirping. Yawn.
Having read the talking in code piece, ( link here https://bettnorris.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/talking-in-code/) my editor might be under the impression that the current book is going to be dark and depressing.
Actually, what is making the writing so difficult is that I want it to be funny, filled with laughter.
In any case, the silence disturbed me. That’s when I recalled this little video from Chely Wright, about a similar experience she had with her record label.
So to cheer you up, all those who read the piece last week and feared for my mental health.