We were on a family holiday this past week and I had the joy of having my nails painted by my granddaughter, my exercise routine sorted out by two of my sons, family meals around a long, large table, and so very much besides – including glow sticks, toasted marshmallows and crackers. We had fun in the garden and fun in the lake and the joy of cosying round the fire to watch a film with our children and grandchildren.
The film we watched was ’10 Things I Hate About You’ and it gave me the idea for a poem to go on this blog post. Like the film, it’s a bit of fun. Enjoy!
10 Things I Hate About Writing
I hate it that I love to write
more than I love to play
I hate it that it takes up much
of every single day
I hate my writing follows me
everywhere I go
I hate how even while I sleep
a story seems to grow
I hate how everyone I meet
becomes a character of mine
I hate they each seem well equipped
with ready storyline
I hate it that the more I write
my vocabulary grows
I hate it when the right word comes
oh, how my story flows
I hate I always want to write
I hear its daily call
I hate my writing means so much
I don’t hate it at all
And I hate writing so much, I have suffered through the publishing process 9 times now! What a chore! Nine novels! Sigh! How I suffer for my art 😦
You can find all nine books here on Amazon
including my latest release
Rosanna and Paul are celebrating fifty years of marriage.
Their daughter, Heather, has helped plan their Golden Wedding Anniversary party, and it looks like being a wonderful night: sixties music, all their friends and family present, and Rosanna has bought the perfect golden gift for Paul. What could possibly go wrong?
When an uninvited guest shows up, Rosanna’s world is shaken and she is forced to look back over their fifty golden years and see them as they were.
Were they golden? Or just gold-plated?
Available now in ebook format and coming soon in paperback.