“I know the voices in my head aren’t real, but sometimes their ideas are just absolutely awesome!”
“I asked my pen, ‘What does the world look like, feel like?’ Then I wait for the reply.”
“If a nation loses it’s storytellers, it loses it’s childhood.”
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
– Douglas Adams
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Hmmmm…..I guess that means I’m one of the many millions of agonized writers!
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
So, again, last night I was typing in the dark. I wasn’t sure how to go about writing my book – I had a very basic idea for it, but beyond that, I hadn’t a clue. I researched J.K. Rowling’s writing tips , and I was reminded of the importance of writing for yourself. Obvious, yes, but, as a big dreamer, I had been focusing too much on “What kind of story would audiences like to read?” instead of “What kind of story would I want to read?
From there, I interviewed myself. Literally. And I started getting answers. I think I made more progress in that 10 minute interview than I have in the last 3 years! It felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders – as if I was free. Free to be myself in writing that book. Finally being able to open the floodgates to my creativity. And finally having some direction for my research.