What is "Doom Eager"?

Lorrie Moore, from "Better and Sicker"
"Martha Graham speaks of the Icelandic term "doom eager" to denote that ordeal of isolation, restlessness, caughtness and artistic experiences when he or she is sick with an idea. When a writer is doom eager, the writing won't be sludge on the page; it will give readers -- and the writer, of course, is the very first reader -- an experience they've never had before, or perhaps a little and at last the words for an experience they have."

Monday, November 14, 2011

I'm the worst blogger in the world!

I haven't posted anything in four months. I must be the worst blogger in the world.

On a good note, I have been writing, both my own work and work for others.Currently, I'm ghostwriting a memoir for a client about his journey overcoming addiction. Also, I've started by second novel and am plotting books two and three in the GEMS series.

I would love to hear how others maintain their blogs and keep up with their home and work life. Do you have a routine? Do you keep a list of topics you plan to explore? What do you do to keep actively involved in blogging?

Here's how bad of a blogger I am, I don't have more to say other than I've been lax in my posting and need to do better.

How about some words from Anne Tyler?

I've spent so long erecting partitions around the part of me that writes--learning how to close the door on it when ordinary life intervenes, how to close the door on ordinary life when it's time to start writing again--that I'm not sure I could fit the two parts of me back together now.

I need to work on learning how to change gears easily and balance my writing life and home life.