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the Baldone is overjoyed with it (Took five hours and i did cry at one point) anyway enough with the showing off lets start on todays topic shall we?
further few thoughts on the joy and despair of writing creatively. I have investigated and perused around the world of the web about this subject to some extent. I am still a believer that its something you can either do naturally or cant but of course with practice and guidance the skill increases (If not the spelling or grammar)
As with everything on the world of wonder there appears to be at time some conflict (although not to the extent of religion v religion v atheism) So a particular example of this caught my eye (located slap bang in the middle of my slap head) and it goes a little something like this;
WRITE EVERYDAY!!!! something a few lines half a book complete rubbish just WRITE EVERY DAY!!! force those tapping’s from your keyboard. Sit in front of it with a face covered in sweat as you desperately attempt to pass constipated words. WRITE EVERY DAY!! come on you lazy good for nothing call yourself a writer person do it do it do it etc etc. Now I may be exaggerating slightly (Not at all)but that’s really as far as the chrome domed one can make out of the advice, in a nutshell, boiled down.
And its in a lot of places, even someone who is a real person not a web of wonder and woe creation told me. Oh dear I thought, I dont do that, I cant do that, I’m to tired/busy/have a life/children to do that! I’m never going to be a writer (I am of course, for instance I’m writing this) tears of sadness rolled across my stubble covered face to drip slowly on the pad of the i of the apple threatening to drown its little pixies. Thats it then dreams crushed, pulped withered and died. Not really because, well because I cant be the only person who does not do this can I? A while back i did some writing, i had a window of opportunity and i had to write so i did and i asked a FB friend what they thought And thus was I told this (roughly anyway i did not write it down or anything) “Well its not terrible….but….not as good as you usually write, were you in the writers zone or was it forced?” So you see there ya go indeed they were correct indeed!
Now according to the WRITE EVERY DAY advice thats fine thats good dont worry you wrote. But its not fine with me!! No not at all, if i dont like it myself or believe in it or enjoy writing whats the point!! exercise my creative muscle? well I do that every day its called daydreaming, and yes during this time I’m twirling stories around my little mind, around and around the go, threads of plot and characters, half written stories have their next part written and stored away for later use, whilst fresh new lovely smelling pink and cuddly stories are born into the world(Well my head).
Is that ok? is that enough? Well it is for me anyway and yes of course i wish i could write more and yes i want to publish a novel but thats my dream and passion. Sometimes its slowed down or put on hold, because other things come first, paying the bills, looking after loved ones and sleep!
I did read and was glad I found it someone else a published author who believes (Roughly once again as i cant find the site anymore!!) the tip top important thing about our writing is that WE DO IT BECAUSE WE ENJOY IT so there you go, I think that too WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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