Tuesday, December 19
Shouldn't You Be Writing?
But if I am the writer that I claim to be, that I want to be, shouldn’t I be able to write, no matter what? Shouldn’t the desire, the discipline, the need to write be inside me always and not just on days where I have the time to sit down at the computer or when the muse smacks me upside the head? Shouldn't I be clipping merrily along, filled with joy because I'm writing my first contracted book? I’m seriously asking here because getting into this book has been difficult, even arduous.
Writers fall into two basic categories, plotters, who sit down and map out their stories before they start writing, and pantsers, who just start writing, full of faith that they will figure the story out as they write. (Pantsers write “by the seat of their pants.”) I am a pantser. Mostly. For me, stories begin with the people in my head. Characters show up and suddenly there is a circumstance, a “hey, what if this guy does this and then this woman comes in and does that?” kind of synergy happening. The characters are in my head, but man...life is really getting in my way.
Hold a good thought, okay? If I can do 21 days, then I can keep going, so send me all your good writing mojo and I'll report in next Tuesday. Have a great rest of the week, y'all!
Oh, and the winner of last week's Women of Willow Bay Rafflecopter giveaway is Amanda Fucher. Amanda, Congratulations! I'm going to be contacting you today with more information!