Nov 16, 2011
Warm Fuzzies Blogfest - Worth It
I write because I felt like I was lost when I wasn't. I didn't chase my passion, wasn't living a full life, so it's always worth it. When the characters are stagnant, I can't quite imagine the setting, when it's just not working, that is still a better feeling than the one where I feel incomplete.
I have recently had my WIP critiqued by people who didn't know anything about it. Are there things they pointed out that made me firmly plant palm to forehead and say "DUH!" - absolutely. But in that there was also the feedback that it was working - the premise at least.
Writing is kindof like golfing in that way (if you are married to or are yourself a golfer, you will know what I mean). All you need in golf is that one good shot, an up and down from a sand trap, an approach shot that lands less than two feet from the hole, the putt that lands firmly in the center of the cup. In writing, that can come from outside critiques, or that can come from self satisfaction - the opening line that is just killer, the scene that elicited significant emotion when you wrote it, the fact that you have developed a character so well you could almost have a conversation with them.
That's why I write. It is an outward manifestation of an inner self.
20 points :)