"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Friday, October 22, 2010

Quick P.S.

I just wanted to let you guys know, I've started a playlist page over to the left that has some of the songs that I'm placed on my Bearers playlist. Check them out and tell me what you think!

Going Against the Norm

I know I've been rather quiet for the last couple months (wow that makes it feel a lot longer than it should) so I apologized, but I am starting to gear back into my writing mode again.

Instead of forging on though and writing fresh stuff, I've been going back through my manuscript to fix the parts that have been bugging me. I guess you can call it preliminary editing. I know I will be called out as an odd ball for this but I love that stage. I know, I know, keep the gasps of horror to a minimum please. But the polishing is what makes my writing sparkle and its usually when my best stuff comes out.

But my best friend thinks I'm nuts. She thinks I should just keep writing and save the editing until I'm finished with the first draft. I suppose for most writers she's right. Most writers have written out outlines and scribbled out notes of how conversations will go. But I don't roll that way. I like building upon what I write. I like going back to revisit what I've got so far and then build from there. Its a good way for me to keep a cohesive thread in my storyline.

So that leads me to my question...What do you guys do that's purely you? How does your writing process differ from the general norm?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Yes I'm still Alive....

But I haven't really been writing much since my laptop took a digger and it sucks. I miss it. There is something about writing your own story that gets deep into your veins and won't let go. Creativitiy and Musing takes up a special place in my heart and when I'm not doing something to make it blossom, I am left wanting.

So tonight while I had a minute I decided to sit down and start by taking a fresh look at my current WIP - The Bearers. (A title I'm still not happy with) While I was sitting here, I realized when I was writing my first manuscript I had an amazing playlist that went along with it and with this one I really don't. I want something that can help stir something inside me the way my old playlist did.

So I decided to share the one song that I always went to in order to feel inspired. I'm hoping maybe some of you can share your songs of choice when you really want to provoke strong feelings inside of you.

So here is my song....
The Storm by Lifehouse.