IF IT'S MONDAY...I MUST WRITE by b. Malin

photo by Stephan, Thoughts by Me.
photo by Stephan, Thoughts by Me.

IT'S HUB DAY...

Monday is "Hub Day" for me...to write, to express...to put my words to the test. So, having said that, here are my "Thoughts" for all to read and comment on.

Let me start off by saying, I think, I've created a MONSTER, a WRITING MONSTER, for I have talked Lover Man into Expressing himself. So now he sits at his "Mac" while I sit at mine, and I watch in admiration as he busily creates his First Story. Oh, it's Good, I've been privileged to read the first 5,000 words...He is now on 14,000 words and still going Strong. I had told him from the beginning that his "Characters" would start to "talk" to him, and he has excitedly told me that started to happen 10,000 words in. But now he finds he can't stop...They have taken on a Life of their own... and they are not about to let him stop. His handsome face looks so stressed...This was suppose to be Fun for him.

Mmm, what to do, what to do...I say, "Don't worry honey, you'll know when to end it...It will just happen, it will suddenly seem that you've nothing left to say...and you will be able to put your characters to bed...You will feel satisfaction...after all this is only your first attempt". "I know he say's sounding so excited, but I just can't seem to help myself...they've completely taken over"! He sighs a deep sigh. "I Know, I reply back trying to sound reassuring...Remember when I was writing my book, "Gloria Rosen" and I didn't know how to end it...My Characters actually helped me with the last chapter...and I liked it". I say as I give him a big Smile. He now seemed to be nodding in agreement. "Well then, I say softly, just ask for their help...after all they know they can't go on forever...I know, I've got it"...I say sounding excited. "Tell them there's going to be a Sequel".

The room remains quiet as Lover Man just sits and stares at me for a moment before he speaks..."A Sequel, that's an Idea...a really Good Idea...He hestitates, do you think they'll go for that"? He looks worried. "My Characters are a hard bunch to fool...Not that I wouldn't consider doing a Sequel". He laughs, his mood seemed to have shifted...No more anxiety...He is actually now Smiling. "I feel Rejuvenated, Thanks Honey", he says as he starts to type once again. I give him a big Smile back as I continue working on my Monday Hub. What have I created? I think to myself as I type away on my Mac...He used to be so happy and content just reading a good book. But hey, it's all good, it's all Good!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Wonderful! Your lover man is so lucky to have you. I love it when you include him in your hubs. And its monday here and I still have 15 hugs to write before the 30th. Yikes! Thanks for a good read! Rated up and across the board.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Good for him, and I hope we get to read it!


september girl 5 years ago

Cool, b. Malin. Now you have me curious as to what he's writing about. I didn't know you had also written a story, 'Gloria Rosen'. Is it on the shelves at the book store? If so, I'll have to get myself a copy. Great Monday writing! Awesome and up on this one! : )


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Loved this! It's funny about those characters....they become somewhat like our children, and we grow to love them, and we nurture them, and pretty soon they are all grown up and it's time for them to go away and it's hard to say good-bye! Great Monday morning read, voted up, funny, awesome, interesting, Have a great Monday!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Oh Thank You Vocal Coach, you always make me feel so Special with your kind Comments...Now get to work on your end too! LOL. And Hugs to you!

Lover Man say's he'll see you at the Book Signing Will, and he appreciates your thoughts.

Thanks Sept. Girl, but I've NEVER published it...still not sure what I want to do with it now that it's Finished...I can see it as a Movie with an Unknown Cast. Thanks for Enjoying my Monday Hub.

I only wish Lover Man's Characters were saying goodbye...he looks so Drained...what have I created K. Burns. You have a Great Monday too and thanks for the Vote.


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

How wonderful Lover Man has the bug. As for when I write, I write when the inspiration comes-which seems to be in the evening and early morning(I men like 1am) as far as time of day. I try to write every day, even if it is nothing I want to publish and never gets past pencil and paper....yes, I write by hand first!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, its amazing how we suddenly realise that we can do something like write a book, I remember when I wrote one years ago, left it in the drawer and its still there! the characters just kept on taking over! I sent it of once, got rejected and there it is! it will have to come out and go onto a pc, mine was written on an old typewriter! tell your hubbie, good luck! cheers nell


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

how wonderful! maybe his will turn into a book too and you will both get published! that would be fun. I wrote a book years ago that got rejected too and it sits in a drawer. I took it out last summer and realized what I did wrong. Instead of rewriting it, I've been working on four others. I think its just too much fun to write. Wonderful hub, best to you both!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Oh this was great and I had a lot of questions after reading it which you've already answered (Where can we read/buy your book? Is Lover Man going to join Hub Pages and if so, what is his Hubber name?)

Can so relate to the feeling of one's own characters "taking over". They get in your head and don't seem to want to leave! Love how you told him to offer them a sequel. Your sense of humor is terrific.

Voted up across the board.


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Let's hope he's a natural, as there's no turning back now. I've been facing that dreaded writer's block for eighteen months, but so far I'm outrunning it. My wife sits next to me on facebook, unless we're watching TV. We just watched a doco from the states about meth use and it's insidious consequences. I hope you realise that you may be responsible for creating the new Mark Twain!


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Oh B. two peas in a pod, both sat with your computers. Congratulations lover man, here's one gal who will be waiting to hear of your success. And b, remember behind every man is a good woman lol


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi b.Malin, I do hope we will get to read Lover Man's writing?!

It conjures up a lovely picture of the 2 of you sat there side by side writing, wonderful!


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A lovely read to get one in the mood for writing.

I hope we get to read Lover Man's story.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Flora, I actually write all the time...But Monday is when I put my "thoughts" to my "Mac" and just free style it and it comes together for a Hub...And Lover Man was it.Thanks for all your Thoughts and Comments.

Nell, I too wrote my book on an old Electric Typewriter...Not sure yet which direction to go...I'd like to make it into a "Mini-Series"...we'll see...I'll give Lover Man your regards and Luck...He's now up to 15,000 Words!

Hi Gail, I'm not so sure he wants to join, but he's on a Roll now...so you Never Know. My Book or should I be correct and call it a Manuscript is a something I would Love to have an "Unknown Casts" and a Camera...Everyone has a Dream...That's mine.

Erin, I know how you feel...I've written short stores as well...and My "Gloria Rosen" is my "Pet" project. So glad you Enjoyed this Hub, I'll give your best to My Writer Husband.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

How Sweet of you to say Attemptedhumor...so I do get a little Credit for Lover Man wanting to write...We too are quite the pair and really Enjoy each others company...who else would have us...Only Kidding!

And that's the truth Bluestar...Thanks for all your Fun Comments...and I'll send your Best Regards to the "Writer Man". Yes, we write well together, side, by side.

RoseMay, I'm hoping he's going to share it...I'd love him to come on Hub Pages too. But regardless he's having a good time, releasing the Talent...who Knew...who Knew.

Hi Move Master, he's actually got a good story line going...a lot of humor...and kind of Science Fiction...It kept my Interest...I'm sure others would Enjoy the read.


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Now Lover Man has caught the writing bug I don't think he'll ever be able to get rid of it! I can relate to being "taken over" by the characters in a story or poem that's being created. I hope that we're able to read some of Lover Man's writing some time.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

I LOVE your picture for this hub! Do the fish know their fate! Go Loverman Go! I am sure your quiet reflective ways have rubbed off on him. . .


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epigramman 5 years ago

....always love your personal stories and your insight on life and living which leads me to the conclusion that you should write 8 days a week - yes you're that good!!!

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and yes 'lover man' is lucky to have 'you' in his life.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

It definitely is all good!!


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Reprieve26 5 years ago from Oregon Coast

Very cute hub! :)

I've had characters take over a story before and take the story in places that I hadn't thought of it. It's fun when a story (and characters) finds a life of it's own.

Voted UP! :)


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

This made a funny and interesting read. Voted funny


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Hear Me 5 years ago from Somewhere in Florida

What a great hub! It's wonderful that you both share the passion for writing. I wish I had the dedication to put one day aside for just writing. I have always wanted to write a book, I have a couple that half done. You and Lover Man are inspiring me. Maybe Sundays will have to be my writing day!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

You are so Right Alicia, Lover Man has caught the "Writing Bug"...and now that I've suggested a Sequel, I think he's just Loving it and going with the Flow! Hopefully he will share...As of now his Characters have him so wrapped up.

Hey Sally, I Love the Fish caught off guard and maybe in luck... if the Bird has bitten off more than he can chew...Like all of us...at one time or another. I'll give Lover Man your Cheer!

Mmm Colin, "Eight Days a Week",,,that could be a Song...Silly Me. Thanks as always for all that you say and all that YOU do here on Hub Pages my friend.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hi Breakfastpops, Yes, you're so Right...It definitely is All Good...Life is Good! Thanks for your Comment.

Repreive, when I write my stories, like you, and Lover Man, my Characters take off and I just type THEIR Thoughts as they decitate how it's gonna be. Thanks so much for your Thoughts as well.

Hi Ubanichijloke, So glad you found my Hub Funny and Interesting and Especial Thank You for your UP Vote... It Means a lot to this fellow writer.

Hi Hear Me, and I hear you...Go Girlfriend and Finish one of your started Books. It's a great feeling of Satisfaction...and whatever day you choose should be one that works for YOU. So glad we could Inspire.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Fifteen thousand words is quiet a push for a first effort. Did you report the 'birth' of a novelist?


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Oh Mckbirdbks, I'll have to tell that one to him...He's still typing away...should I worry? Thanks for your Fun Comments!


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Oh wow - awesome as I say!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Oh Wow...Thank You Acaetnna...Always appreciated!


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RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

what a joy you are to read b malin! everyones comments are "right on" of course! you go! "eight days a week" :)


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hey RNMSN, Thank you, and now Lover Man has Finally finished his Story...and it's pretty, pretty, good and He (thank God) is smiling once again. So glad you Enjoyed my friend.


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alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

Don't know which is more amusing -- the story or the pic. Always good to get someone writing more. Voting this Up and Funny.


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

How sweet it is to watch blossoming!!! Thanks for sharing--I hope we all get to read it someday!!!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Well Alocsin, I'm so glad that you were amused by both the Picture and the Hub story, Lover Man has finished his story 20,000 words, not bad for a first try! Thanks for your Vote and thinking my Hub Funny.

Maggie-May, I was so proud of him...who knew he had it in him...AND, he actually wants to e-mail it to a few publications. I'd like to see him join Hub Pages, we'll see.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Great story about "LIFE". It is cool that you all share the same passion. That is a lot of words for a first time, writing anything. I wish you two much happiness in all you do. I really do enjoy reading your stories. You have my votes, up and awesome.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hi Lyricwriter, thank you once again for all your Wonderful comments. Yes, My man is quite proud of himself, he's also an avid reader, so he always keeps entertained when I'm writing my Hubs. We are a Good Match. Thanks for you Vote and thinking this one Awesome!


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satice_j 5 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

Ah, b. Malin, the shared love of writing between partners. That's beautiful to the max. The writing process can be grueling so having you there to give him a nudge is definitely invaluable to him. I'm that solo writer, and so until I find that sig other who will sit down and write with me, or just respect that I sit and write, I'll keep pluggin away! As was expressed to me, its nice to gain insight on a writer's daily life doings. Thanks for sharing!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Satice, Loved your Comments. My guy and I do enjoy doing a lot together, and yet there are times when we both do our "Own things". Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts as well.


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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

You'll have to let us know when the book gets published so we can all read it. The trouble about telling him that he can write a sequel is that he may end up writing an entire series. Who knows though, they may be popular and you'll be rich! I enjoyed reading this.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Great Thoughts and Comments Barbara Kay...Actually he is taking it all very seriously and is doing a lot of rewriting...Rich I could Handle! Thanks for Enjoying!


Website Examiner 5 years ago

That too shall pass, as they say. Excellent writing. I like your approach.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hi Website, so glad you stopped by to read, and I so appreciated your Comments, Thank You. I'll be by to visit your Hubs as well.

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