I feel the words brewing, percolating, bubbling inside my head. They are there in limbo. Waiting for the muse to take them to their fate. I am inspired, but only in thought.
In my mind’s eye, I can see a masterpiece, a celebration of creativity. I feel the way the words touch and move others, if only in my intent. I long to have the words jump off the pages into the hearts of my readers. I’ve been moved by the works of others; may my words also have that same effect.
The above is an old blog posting, yet I felt compelled to share again. This, to me, is the epitome of the creative process.
My writing comes in spurts–sometimes I can become so engrossed in my writing that time seems to slip away. Other times, writing becomes a chore with each word a struggle.
However, my admiration of others’ creativity is never waning. I admire their ability to CREATE, DO, MAKE MAGIC HAPPEN. Their work seems effortless.
How do you channel the CONSISTENCY? For me, it is finding the time.
Writing can often be difficult. It requires the right combination of concentration and free-form thinking—the perfect oxymoron.
My best writing seems to come when I PLUNGE IN and JUST WRITE—not worrying about grammar, plausibility, or even what others think. Allowing the words to be dictated by my heart.
But what about other writers?
Here are some quotes from some of the best. What is the take-away from the following?
- That ALL writers struggle at times.
- That ALL writers need to find what works for them.
- That PERSISTENCE is the secret to their success. And not to be overlooked . . .
- ALL famous writers began SOMEWHERE — they were not seasoned professionals when they first began. They just wrote and learned and persisted and CONTINUALLY IMPROVED.