Happiness is a warm keyboard = I live to and love to write
Posted by Penny4athought on Sun, 27 Mar 2016
Find your way home? What does that mean?
Find your way home in writing is being true to what you know. Even in non-fiction and fantasy fiction where you can pretty much create what you want…you have to believe it yourself or no one else will.
I am having that kind of dilemma. “Antediluvian Trouble” is giving me all kinds of trouble.
I can create the characters /personality and such, but the surroundings of Atlantis are causing havoc. I’ve posted and deleted and posted and still I am not sure I am creating what, I think, is the true picture in my head.
I know where I want to end this but how to get there, and the scene it plays in, is still developing.
I now understand how a story can take literally years to complete.
I have tried going to my comfort zone to write this book. In the wee hours of the night, when everyone is sleeping, my music playing and soft lights illuminating little, except for the harsh light of my laptop, a good cup of tea, wine would just put me to sleep and that would be anti-helpful, I’ve let my mind create and words flow at will and I have come up with some keepers, but in most sessions not much.
I want this story to shine and to do that I have to reach into storylines I have never ventured in, worlds of destruction, deep dark egos, gods with powers that can corrupt and annihilate, Heroes facing sinister selves.
Writing is like life – you take chances to grow and hope you do not fail. I want to grow in this and failure is not my target. But I'm not looking to be famous I just want to be proud of what I create.
Sitting here with brain cells firing and words colliding, each wanting to be the victor and I am the ever cautious keeper hoping to let the right words in.
Thanks for listening.
If you read this chapter and care to comment - will be appreciated much!