April 5, 2011

wish i could go back...

...to that place where i didn't know anything about writing, where i had an innate ability to just tell a story. no worrying about story arc, character arc, underlying themes, etc, ad nauseum. back when i wasn't thinking about readers (beyond my kids and myself) or release dates or blog tours.

it wasn't easy, but it was easier than this. that writer wants to come out to play. hope i can find her.

5 comments:

Lisa Yarde said...

Then do it. Write, just for yourself. I have a short contemporary story that only my best writing bud has seen. It will never see the light of day. I wrote it only for me, just because I loved the premise of it.

There's something about selling your art, the things you're passionate about, in that it leaves you feeling cheapened and worn out sometimes. Even worse, you may start to hate what you've written. Don't do that. Keep some things personal, write them just for you.

Murees Dupé said...

Do what makes you happy. Being in constant demand can be draining and doing things to please others is suffocating.
Hope you feel better soon.

KarenG said...

Stephen King writes for one person. His wife. She is his audience, his beta reader, and first editor. He knows if she likes it, he's on the right track. I think that really simplifies things. Works for him!

Kristie Cook said...

I feel ya! Completely. Learning all the skills and terminology and what-not can take the fun out of creating. I wish there was a way to turn our left brain off so our right brain can just run with it. At least for me, though, left brain is always there saying, "But you're ignoring the rules" or, worse, "you're just making it harder for when you revise." :-P

Donna Hole said...

Boy do I agree with this :)

It was so much easier to write when I didn't have to keep all the rules straight.

.......dhole