Sunday, 6 March 2016

In it for the long haul

Today sees the Anglesey Half Marathon get under way and as the runners begin their race, I can’t help but feel some sort of affinity. Alright, I’ll be honest, I haven’t pushed through stitch, felt the burn and build-up of lactic acid or suffered blisters for a while, but I have put in the hours in front of my computer. And yet last month, I hit the wall and lost my way. 

It’s a situation that’s all too common and is often the point where many writers give up. I was lucky. I found my way again through the support of my family and friends and the guidance of other writers. A chance to talk things through with a fellow writer shouldn't be underestimated. If anyone will understand, they will. 

So I was glad as always to spend some time with good friend and fellow writer Melissa Morgan when we met up in beautiful Criccieth last Thursday. The long distance runner may have been lonely but there's no reason for the writer to be as well!

Of course, food was involved and this time, we chose Dylan's Restaurant set in a fabulous art deco building with super views over the sea.

The beautiful Welsh coastline.

As someone once said, never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about. So if you'll excuse me, I have writing to do!


  1. Give me writing over running any day, Sarah! Well done for pushing through that wall, a common and so painful process for a writer but so necessary to do. And on the positive side, breaching those walls is a brick or two closer to publication !! xx

  2. Thanks, Melissa. Persistence is the key here, I think, and hopefully the finish line of publication is that bit closer as a result. xx