This blog is about my creative adventures, especially my writing journey and experience. As you join me on this journey, there are a few things you should know.
First things first. You should know that I am an extreme giggle box. And it’s not even a good laugh. It’s not cute or nice sounding. It’s kind of like a screechy thing. It’s so weird that others laugh at. Which is fine because that just makes me laugh more. I’m not sure people even realize I’m actually laughing sometimes. Writing this is even making me giggle a bit. I don’t know why. Maybe because I know I’m ridiculous? IDK!
Things that most people wouldn’t laugh at, I do. It’s a sickness, I know. But honestly, I see my quickness to laugh as a blessing. This part of me takes joy in the smallest things in life. This part of me gives my wrinkles from smiling and making silly faces. And I’m totally okay with that.
This sometimes shows up in my book’s characters. They laugh when they shouldn’t and and they laugh when it hurts.
It’s weird…how little parts of you show up in the characters that you create!
Second thing you should know is I value honesty.
Obviously in my life but I’m really talking about in a book. When you read a story, don’t you want to feel like it is genuine? Like what you’re reading could be happening right in front of you? So I have really tried to write my book as honestly as possible. And yeah, that makes it raw and hard to read sometimes. But isn’t life like that too?
I have to ask myself, does this conversation between these two characters sound genuine and authentic? Sometimes it sounds contrived. Or cheesy. Which I hate. So I have to rewrite. Or sometimes my writer juices just are NOT flowing so it sounds forced. So I have to rewrite that too. But one of my main goals while writing this book is for it to really feel authentic so onward I go!
Third thing is that I get excited.
If you are a writer, maybe you understand this part of me? Sometimes I get so excited about a scene in my book that my fingers can’t type as fast as I’m thinking. I can’t help visualizing what I’m writing. It’s like a movie scene playing in my head. Sometimes, like I said, I’m blocked up and can’t do this as well. Although I usually force myself to anyway because I think it’s how you can get better. But other times…watch out. I could be writing for hours and hours and realize…oh my gosh so much time has passed. Other days it can be hard to find motivation. But as I close into the end of the first draft of my book, I can’t wait to see where it will go.
Are you a writer? How does writing feel to you? Do you lose track of time? Do you have to force yourself to write sometimes?