Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sydney Logan Week 12: The Cave

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Sydney Logan’s Picture Choice: 1

Title: The Cave

This is a picture of my cave.

To you, it’s probably just an office space with a wide assortment of books and wires. To me, it’s where I’ve spent the last year writing and editing my novel. It’s my little world of organized chaos, where I spend hour after hour, day after day, writing and editing my book.

And now it’s done.

Through this process, I’ve learned some things.

I’ve learned your words are powerful. They can make people smile, laugh, and cry. Your words can also cause people to think. To feel. To be happy. To be mad.

I’ve also learned that not everyone will love your words, and that’s a good lesson to keep in mind while you’re writing.

You will not, and cannot, please everyone.

So please yourself.

When I do emerge, I blink rapidly as my eyes adjust to the sunlight. And I breathe deeply as my lungs inhale the fresh air.

But I always go back to the cave.



Sydney Logan lives in Tennessee with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat. Her debut novel, Lessons Learned, will be released in September. Please visit her website at



  1. My cave is a mess. I relate so well to this piece. :)

  2. Lovely piece. Sounds like you might know what you're talking about. ;-) Well done.

  3. I think anyone who has ever written (and really cared) can relate to this. We all have our caves. And we always return. We can't help it. Loved this.

  4. Huzzah! We can all go along with this... Nicely done.

  5. I concur - we all have our caves, our hidey-holes, that we retreat to - great job, short and sweet. :)