One of the things I love best about writing is when you are in the zone, just typing along, and in the back of the mind you know that you have to figure out how to address something, a really big something, and then you keep on typing and you look on the page and there it is – the answer. WooHoo!
I knew that I was going to have to figure out how to show a bargain the MC made with someone but it wasn’t strong enough to use to start the book and I didn’t want to do a flashback. But I really needed to get the information into the story because it would set a bunch of other things in motion fo the rest of the book. So I just started typing, basically telling what was going on in the scene figuring I’d go back and fix it later and boom, what should show up but the perfect mechanism to share the information in a completely organic way to the story.
I just love it when that sort of thing happens. It makes me feel like a magician
I love this! When my editor asked me rewrite the ending of my book, I was stumped. I had Point A and Point C but I couldn’t connect the dots. I was stumped for days . . . days became weeks . . . week became . . . well, really it was only weeks. But one day I just sat down and wrote Point B. It was brilliant, obvious, and came immediately after Point A. Definitely a magician at work.
Yes, I think the real secret is just making ourselves sit down in the chair and write! It’s the one I have the most trouble with.
I love when that happens. I think maybe the subconscious works it out. Or it’s a matter of knowing the story so well that the critical points evolve naturally.
Yes, I agree. I think the subconscious works for us when we don’t realize it. I’m sure a lot of it is because of all the pre-writing and research I’ve done. And my list of questions I know I have to answer in the story.
And to think that this time last month, you thought you might not be able to write anymore.
I so knew you could do it.
Thanks, Kelly. It’s not like it is going 900mph. We’re talking little bits of words yesterday but I’ll take what I can get.
The not writing is a struggle of a different kind now – there are not enough hours in the day. If I write I don’t do anything else – not a thing. And that’s not good either.
Most days I try to be an “all things in moderation girl.” But sometimes, “nothing succeeds like excess.”
Quote 1: Thales
Quote 2: Oscar Wilde
Ooooo, I love that too. And I love it that it never comes to me like that unless I’m actually writing. You’re right, it is a kind of magic.
and speaking of love, I love your LJ’s new layout. Cool!