Another post keeping with the NaNo theme.
For those of you who love to write, which of the things I've listed below are things you've experienced or been faced with or can just basically relate to? Let's chat, writers!
So you know that feeling when your family wants to go out, or you have to go to this social event that you really don't want to go to, and no one gets that you actually want to get serious with your writing and do that instead? I mean come on! Why does no one understand that you're serious about writing?!
(When I'm rich and famous you'll see......)
"If you have other things in your life—family, friends, good productive day work—these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer."
– David Brin
Is there a limit to how many cups of coffee I can drink during writing? Is there is there is there?
Forget it, I wouldn't be able to stick to limits anyway......
Why is it that a bestselling author can write a very simple sentence and when I try it, it turns to mush? WHY
*reading a current page of brilliance* It's beautiful, it is, it really is, and I'm in love with it. I think I've finally hit the jackpot. *New York Times here I come*
Until a day later when I look over it again and WHAT IS THIS *sobs*
"It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly."
There is nothing more frightening for a writer than a blank page.
"I don't think I can hit 10 words, let alone 80,000! I mean, it's all white and empty and scary......"
"A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God."
Your family and friends see a boring, cement, drab office building. You see an epic, bloody, action-packed arena just waiting for characters to jump over chairs, hide under desks, leap through windows. You can taste the sweat, the fear, see the glass shattering over the carpet......
This is a beautiful place.
Inspiration strikes any time, any place...
Share your thoughts, writers! Can you relate to any of these scenarios? Anyone else doing NaNo, and if so, how's it going?