What to say; what to say… I’m back writing. It was a long enough break I forgot about the lovely buzzy feeling I get when I write.
Does that sound crazy?
Maybe it sounds crazy. I should elaborate.
So, when I get properly in the “zone” of writing and the story is flowing through me so fast my fingers can barely keep up, I get a lovely buzzing feeling in the top of my head and my forehead. It’s like that area is super alive and buzzing with the story energy. For a not so romantic physical description, I would say it’s like having hundreds of ants racing around on my forehead and scalp, or the nonpainful version of the tingling feeling when a limb has fallen asleep and is waking up. (I will now quickly sidestep all jokes about my brain being asleep. Step. And we’re away.)
Sorry. I’m in a bit of a silly mood today, and I can see it coming through as I type here.
Anyway, it’s lovely to be back writing. How did I get back? Baby steps.
It was just a few words a day, every other day for a while. Then a bit longer on certain days when my heart, brain and schedule all lined up. Persistence in those little steps lead to longer sessions and a desire to get the scene written. Now I’m happy to say I have completely rewritten the start of a finished work in progress. (It needed a new start.)
Tomorrow I will begin work on the second book in the series. It always has a chunk written of it, but that chunk is what I call a zero draft. It’s the very first version after a rough outline, and it’s more me throwing up words all over the page. But it will get all major plot points on the page and most of the dialogue. Names of places, finer details, and some of the connecting scenes will need to be added before it gets to be considered a first draft. After that it’s editing for clarity, pacing, and everything else.
But that’s not for a while yet. I need to finish getting the story onto the page first.
And painting. I’m still having fun experimenting with fluid art.
Creativity - it feeds my soul.