Monday, November 18, 2013

Writing is Like Riding a Carousel

You keep going around in circles, hoping that this time you'll pick the horse that breaks loose and gallops off to to Wonderland.

The amazing thing is...sometimes you really do pick the magic horse.

Hang in there, whether you're doing NaNoWriMo or just writing at your own speed. And if you haven't had much luck with that carousel in your town, maybe it's time to find a new one. There's a pretty cool carousel in San Francisco. This one is in Golden Gate Park.


9 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Or maybe you need to go ride the roller coaster instead!

Margot Kinberg said...

Well said, Pat! And I love that 'photo.

Julie Luek said...

Well said, indeed. I love carousels by the way. I think they are such lovely works of art. :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Alex, I do not ride roller coasters. I watch other people ride roller coaster and get sick.

Margot and Julie, The carousel in Golden Gate Park is really nice. It's in an enclosed pavilion so there's only room inside for the riders and their families. Makes it cozy.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Alex is so funny. We have a beautiful carousel at Hershey Park, a few miles from my house. My last book came close to galloping away, still hoping.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love carousels, Susan. If I had one close by I'd visit often...and probably start writing stories about a dream world with magical horses.

Pat Tillett said...

I thought writing was like a box of chocolates! I've lived life on a roller coaster and on a carousel. I very much prefer the carousel these days...

Kim Van Sickler said...

Some days I feel like you could compare my writing ups and downs to bumper cars...

LD Masterson said...

I'm with you, Patricia on roller coasters. I can find easy ways to throw up. Carousels are more my speed. But finding the magic, break away horse...yeah, I'd like that.