Trut is I haven’t been blogging much, but it didn’t mean I stopped writing, which kept up. I’ve also been taking writing more classes and trying to get myself in order. On top of that it seems my schedule has conflicted with everything; my life, diet, sleep, and creativity. I am not a happy camper.
That out of the way, let’s talk of pleasant things. One of my writing lessons has been to look for the emotional payoff of characters in a story. So, the question of “what’s this story really about,” sunk in for me.
After much contemplation I found myself writing down something that was too real and raw for me, personally. It really pinched a nerve, in addition to being an emotion I felt I could explore and discuss.
My initial reaction was to pause, let the words cool down, then I went on to working on technical aspects (outline). Still there’s an elephant in my room that’s being ignored, because I felt I was shying away from my own story/character epiphany.
So as chaotic as things may be, the current goal is to get back to the heart of what I discovered, write it out, and work through a pinched moment.
On a side note I am glad I paused from blogging. It helped me want to blog again.
Happy creative endeavors.