My intentions were good. I planned on being very good about dates and deadlines and all those things. I’m pleased to say that writing got in the way. Not the actual putting words on paper or clicking keys on keyboard kind of writing, but the very productive the voices of my characters are talking to me, sort of writing.
I can see the page where I left off and my fingers are itching to get started again. One would think I would be doing that instead of this but that’s not how it works for me. There’s an intangible sense of knowing that comes over me when the time is right. Once that happens I know the words will flow and the story will take shape. Until then I keep my hand in by submitting short stories written months ago or trying out a new market. I teach writing workshops and do readings, all of which I’ve done since the last time I posted here.
At times like this writing is work. However, when the words and ideas are truly flowing writing is like soaring. I know I have to be aware of my surroundings so I don’t crash but the free flow of ideas is such a delight the experience becomes effortless.
Is it like that for you? Do you soar and come to rest in intervals as I do? If not, what does it feel like when the story begins to unfold?
I am pleased to say that the work of writing is showing some results as well. Two of my short stories are scheduled for publication in the online magazine Eerie Digest www.eeriedigest.com Sweet Revenge will appear in the September issue and The Marriage Contract will appear in the October issue. I like these quirky pieces. Each shows a darker side to this author first published in anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul and Cup of Comfort and who is now the author of a book for young readers, Storee Wryter Gets a Dog, www.storeewryter.com
Do you have multiple writing personalities as I do or is your writing entirely focused on one genre? I look forward to reading your answers. Until next time, write away!
- “Chicken Soup for the Soul” writer Jack Canfield is Going to Help Me with Ideas for Text You (textyou.me)
- How I started writing (showard76.wordpress.com)
- On the Naming of Characters (undiscoveredauthor.wordpress.com)
- how to break down a short story into scenes (vixstories.wordpress.com)
- Try This Tip If You Want To Write Better Flash Fiction (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- Know When To Fold Them (accordingtohoyt.com)
- UK Gay Writing Prize (therainbowpost.com)
- It may take a bit longer than I expected (doggonedmysteries.wordpress.com)
- The Trials and Tribulations of Romance (bethtrissel.wordpress.com)
- Writer’s Block: The Monster Revealed (weswriter.wordpress.com)