Featured quote – or…

The one thing I dislike about the writing process is the sometimes-loneliness of it all. Readers only get to see the glamour part of a bound book, not some of the agonizing moments one has while constructing it.
- Mary Rodgers

Interestingly enough this is not so for me. I venture into the story together with my characters. They set off, and I tag along, seeing and writing down what mischief they bring about, or what situations they end up in (and how they get out of them again).

My only problem sometimes is that I must work like crazy to keep up with them. (i am very glad I can type fast.)

Writing like Mary Rodgers has not hit me often. I do recall a few times that I knew where I was (in the story) and where I wanted to go, but that it took a while to find the bridge to get there. And to be honest: it is nice to have a break from all these adventures once in a while. :-)

How does that work for you, dear reader, if you are an author as well?


1 Responses to Featured quote – or…

  1. James Beamon says:

    I agree with both you and Mary Rogers. Sometimes it feels like I’m along for the ride and it’s just writing itself. But at other times I’m seeing it with crystal clarity but my mind can’t translate it to English for me to type… so I put down something that kind of sounds like what it is but it doesn’t feel quite right. There’s some agony over that obsession to paint with the right color and the right stroke.

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