UP LATE FROM WRITING

Oh boy, my fingers are cramped this morning.  But last night, oh boy, I think they were possessed.  It’s so funny, because on yesterday’s post, I was all whining about “what do I do next”, “I feel lost” yadda, yadda, yadda, right?   So, I spent a little time in prayer, did some mind mapping to see what ideas triggered. MUCH to my surprise, ideas started flowing, and then some more ideas.  While I was riding yesterday, more ideas.  

Well, yesterday, I opened up a blank word document and gave myself permission to write with lots of misspelled words, grammatically incorrect sentences, and with no set course.  

So…….9,800 words later–Yes, that’s nine thousand, eight hundred– I shut my laptop and fell into bed.  Can you believe it?  I can’t.  Maybe other writers have had that experience, I don’t know.  Maybe it’s an every day occurrence in the world of writing, again, not sure.  But for me, it’s not an everyday occurrence. I mean, I think my keyboard was smoking (just kidding).  

Sure, when I go back to read some of it, I might fall off a chair laughing hysterically, but it was amazing. God is amazing.  To take a poor sap like me and let ideas flow through…crazy insane, right?

Well, I hope you all have a great day, and we’ll see what’s in store for the third installment of Shelby’s adventures……Stay tuned:-)

4 thoughts on “UP LATE FROM WRITING

  1. Isn’t it amazing what a writer can do when the mood hits them write . . .I mean right?
    When I decided to toss out the original version of my novel, add another character and give it a complete makeover, I realized the need to work out the backstory. I knew I’d never show it to anyone . . .ever. But during my week off over Christmas vacation last year, I wrote a 60,000-word prequel in six days. Even though I’d consider it all deleted scenes, they provided great insight to my characters and gave so much depth to the novel.
    It’s awesome to feel that sort of inspiration and just let it flow. You go…

  2. Yes! Sheri, that’s the way to do it–first thoughts only, letting the words flow without pre-judgment or analyzing. That’s the BEST part of writing to me…then come the sober appraisals and months of editing (or over 3 years when it came to my supernatural thriller SO DARK THE NIGHT). That first draft is magic, after that…well, as they say, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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