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What Writers Really Want

What Writers Really Want

After the annual mayhem known as the end of the school year, I’m recovering from shell-shock. There comes a point where even one more packed lunch or sound of a too-early alarm puts me over the edge into scary territory. My brain knows I have a writing to-do list eleven miles long, but my schedule won’t hear of it. Every waking hour seems to be filled with something, whether it’s school or sports related.

You’d think the first week of summer would be skipping under rainbows in delirious joy. Well let me break it to you. The first week of summer is never fun. It’s a dirty game of catch up.

With that in mind, I’m sharing what writers really want.

1. Ten hours of sleep. Make that twelve.

2. A week at a secluded cabin with a laptop, room service and a masseuse on call.

3. A pile of a dozen books to read uninterrupted.

4. Supersonic speed Internet that never loses service or buffers. Free would be preferred.

5. Someone to laugh at the genius line we just wrote.

6. Someone to cry at the heartbreaking scene we just wrote.

7. Anyone who ever reads our books to love every word, sentence and paragraph.

8. An endless stream of contracts. And royalty checks!

9. Our best writer friends to live in the same town so we can meet every week. We wouldn’t actually get anything done, but it sure would be fun!

10. The perfect first draft.

I could add many, many more items on my wish list, but I’ll leave it at that.

What would YOU add to the list?

Have a fabulous weekend!


Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She hopes to encourage readers through her books the way so many books have encouraged her. Jill's essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,

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  1. I think you covered it nicely. 🙂

    I think the only I’d add would be a maid to dust/clean/organize my office. It seems to have…um…not happened in a while.

    (And… I’m already mentally exhausted trying to gear up for next year. We’ll have a HS senior in the house! Let the work…er…fun commence!)

  2. I can definitely identify with your post…I’m chasing dust bunnies as we speak / write. Is there a writing support group here in n.w. Ohio that you recommend? Friends have read my stories but it would be nice to have a critique partner or group to swap stories with. Thanks

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