Love-story with… writing

I decided to start a series of posts about my love-stories with different things. I’ll run them on Fridays until I have something to explore. I’m not too fond of this planet and its inhabitants most of the time, but I DO love some things about it/them, so here you go.

My first post in this series will be about my one and only love, prompted both by Jai Joshi‘s post on marriage and Bewilderedby‘s post about being single. Yes, in real life I’m single, always have been. I realized reading Jai’s post that I’m actually married to my writing. I’ve already rambled on writing on this blog in over a year, but let’s take a closer look at this love-story.

Heck, we’ve been together since 1978! Talk about a neverending love… and we had all those babies… over 500, not all of them reached adulthood, but well… that’s life, I guess. Soon our prose babies will be released in the world, following the footsteps of the graphic novels. I’m anxious, but I know they’ll be all right.

We explored so many genres – love-stories, fantasy, science fiction, and now we’ll soon embark on a new adventure (historical fiction, wow!) that I look so forward to… and I don’t think any of those babies are rotten just because they’re XX-year-old. With a little brushing up, they’ll be shinier than ever!

Writing has been very patient with me. His second name is Fiction, and he tolerated my cheating on him with non-fiction, screenplays and now my latest lover, this blog. Therefore I better stop writing here and go back to beloved Writing Fiction NOW! πŸ˜€



  1. Great post, Barb.


  2. This is the first blog I’ve been mentioned in, so I’d like to say I’m honoured it’s in one about your ongoing love for writing. Thank you!


  3. πŸ™‚ Love it! Since I have a husband I guess I can look at my writing as a third child, LOL!


    • And what about the stories? Are they grand-children?? Nah! πŸ˜€


  4. ajay

     /  26/11/2010

    Hi Barb. You’ve got a great blog. I love English language and want to learn it well so that I can write the way I feel but am yet to learn the art. Sometimes I think I should have been studying literature instead of engineering! Anyway, your blog is a great motivator and I’ll get to learn a lot here from the artist herself πŸ™‚ You’ve got one more reader for your blog.


    • Thank you, Ajay. As a writer of English and non native, I totally understand you! It took me years to decide to switch from my mother tongue to English and to become proficient enough to do it… but you can do it too! πŸ˜€
      Welcome to my (crazy) world…


  5. You made me smile with the idea of cheating with lovers like non-fiction and screenplays and this blog.

    When I think of the children I’ve had with my husband, I always get a warm tender feeling.

    Love this post!



    • well, you prompted the idea with yours, so thank you! πŸ˜€
      And yes, aren’t those children all cute in their own way? Sigh…


  6. Excellent analogy


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