Yesterday was my first chance to work towards my writing goals. Despite the winter weather advisory that continues to persist and the early hour, I was at my local Starbucks a little after 5am. Aside from one person who quickly left after making their purchase, I was the only person there.
Nothing like a dark and cold winter weather advisory to test my resolve. 2014 is off to a great start! http://t.co/dxeulbXDAo—
Chapter TK (@TKRV12) January 02, 2014
Ready to full my creative side, I purchased a venti blond roast and got to work. This being my first day carrying out my plan for the year, things were rocky. I wrote a blog post and then settled in for my story. Who knew it would be so hard to avoid editing while writing. Even with spell check off, I find myself second guessing paragraphs. It didn’t help that I had a hard time falling asleep as early as I wanted to.
When I took the time in December to write out all my story ideas in a notebook, the words flew from my hands. The progress I made was magical. I think my true path to writing lies there. When I was in middle school, I let my emotions escape from my hands via poetry. When I wrote my first short story (which I am elaborating on for this book) it was much the same. I put a pen to paper and everything flowed.
I’ve already arrived at Crazy Town waking up as early as I am. It’s time I officially moved in. I’m going to buy a notebook to completely dedicate to one story and hand-write everything. If I have to, I will buy another notebook to expand and edit until I have the story fully prepared. Typing, which my brain treats as editing, will happen once the story is complete.
Since I’ve started this blog, I have found a number of authors and aspiring authors. They all have their unique quirks to the writing process. Perhaps this is how we separate ourselves from other writers. We have to discover the one action that brings stories forth.
My creativity stems from pen and paper. This is where I thrive and it’s how I will move forward. I’m not sure if I can say I’ve discovered my personal formula, yet, but I have the building blocks. It starts with the morning, lubricated by caffeine and given form with pen and paper.
Onward, my Dreams!
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