Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Writing and Moving Forward

You can't share words without writing them.
The glamorous part of writing is actually the writing...the creating.  That's when your muse is set free to explore all your fears, dreams, wants and needs and translates them onto the screen.  It's exhilarating.  It is fleeting.

The rest of the writing process is downright torture, and yet without it, all those glorious words would be locked in my computer for all time.  Anybody who has ever read a book, knows keeping words to yourself is a crime.

In order to participate with the rest of humanity the best way I know how, I keep writing.  And then I have to edit those footloose words.  And then (lol...yes, and then!) I must send them somewhere for judgement.  It's called submitting.

Currently I'm trapped in the submitting portion, while I should be moving forward with the editing so I can submit the next story.  It's circular.  Round and round we go.  But on the occasion we do get stuck.  How to unstick?

The answer is as simple as it is difficult.  Just do it.  Take out that rough manuscript and start searching for the plot/pacing flaws.  Go back and check for continuity.  Go back again to clean up the inevitable grammatical errors.

Guess what I need to do this week?  Yep.  Get out my dear "Mistress" and go back so I can go forward.

I love writing.  I do! Can't you tell?


Judith Leger said...

You and I have been thinking along the same lines. I breath, eat, and sleep writing. It's always with me. Thanks for sharing. Made me feel good. Tight hugs, Love!

David Kentner -- KevaD said...

It's 1AM, and I'm still working - writing.
And, yes, I do love my job.

S.D. Grady said...

Morning folks! Thanks for stopping by Judith and David. And yes, I guess if the first thing I do in the morning is check in with all the writing chores says something, too. :)