I woke up this morning to see this quote on one of the Facebook groups I'm a part of...
"If I don't write every day, the characters begin to stale off in my mind--they begin to seem like characters instead of real people. The tale's narrative cutting edge starts to rust an...d I begin to lose my hold on the story's plot and pace. Worst of all, the excitement of spinning something new begins to fade. The work starts to feel like work, and for most writers that is the smooch of death. Writing is at its best--always, always, always--when it is a kind of inspired play for the writer. I can write in cold blood if I have to, but I like it best when it's fresh and almost too hot to handle."
~ Stephen King
I LOVE those last few words - ALMOST TOO HOT TO HANDLE. That's when writing seems effortless to me, it's the ideal frame of mind I want to be in each and everytime I sit down to write. I've been struggling with how to do and it seems that EVERY author I've talked to and read, share the same thing - WRITE. No secret formula, no magic words.... JUST WRITE. That's the way to keep the excitement alive and the creativity flowing. It's obvious if you walk away from your manuscript and don't connect with it on a daily basis, it will become distant and harder and harder to work on. Why would you think any different?
Did you hear that loud noise? That was it finally "clicking" in my head.
Talk about a DUH moment and I'm trying really hard not to bang my head on my keyboard *grins* Thank you to all the patient people who've gone before this quote... sooner or later it was going to sink in! Thank goodness it has.
Happy writing today everyone. I am eager and ready!