Freeing the writer within…

Hello WordPress Land of Writers,

The writer within me is a timid creature, easily silenced by my inner critic-as in, my evil and needs to be destroyed, inner critic. In all fairness, I can not blame everything on her, because, I have all kinds of nasty habits, all conspiring to keep me from doing what I’m driven to do; be a successful writer. My Good writing day begins like this…I wake up.

Seriously though, I do wake up and I’m usually babbling some line of dialogue, describing scenery or setting just as if I were reading from some work already published. Am I a “freak of nature” or does this happen with anyone else? Anyway, I never get it all written down because one of my more irritating habits kicks in. I inevitably stop to correct a misspelled word or maybe my sentence sounded awkward, so I revised the offending line of misplaced words. This interrupts my flow, my train of thought, it flits and flutters away like a beautiful butterfly emerging from its cocoon never to be seen again; it gets lost in the sea of other butterflies also doing the emerging thing.

I’ve read many-too many-books on writing and I know not to give in to these aberrations, I know to just keep writing and correct everything during the re-write. I KNOW THIS! And yet…Yes, I’m doing it now. How embarrassing for me. I can feel the heat in my face.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. awalkabout
    May 04, 2008 @ 21:45:07

    It’s a hard lesson, but essential. You have to be willing to write crap and keep going. You’ll write twice as much, but it won’t be half crap. So you’ll be ahead. There’s always time for editing later. Just let er rip.

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  2. brendaindillon
    May 06, 2008 @ 18:01:12

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. I just arrived home from having surgery on a severely bulging disk. Due to the lingering effects of morphine, I’m not in much pain at the moment. However, I do not expect the relief to last long. I will try to keep up with this blog. And I will read yours as soon as possible. Again, thank you for your comment.

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