I have read many posts about writers tips. Professional writers advice that could be in themselves books long. Most of them say the same thing. Keep a writers journal. Make sure you think about this, and think about that. Or if you have writers block step away from the project and come back to it later? Never delete your previous copies. All that sort of thing.
I’m not going to write any tips I think could work.
Instead, I am thinking about what I come across when I am writing. Some of you may find these things happen to you, if this is helpful then great. If not, then I’m sorry I’m not a writing guru. I wouldn’t even say I’m that good. I just enjoy doing it.
My writing when I start is never really planned. I normal begin with a concept in my head. An image that I think about in my head. Normally that image may not have a beginning, or may not have an end. There may even not be a middle. But I normally start with an idea that can just spark.
But this idea normally leaves me with an ache. I crave to start it like a bad craving for a chocolate bar. It doesn’t leave me lying awake at night however, and no it doesn’t wake me up in the middle of the night either. But I find myself impatient throughout the day.
All I wanted to do is write this piece. Even if I look at my other projects that are unfinished I just want to start this one idea. Even if it is just a first sentence. Once that first sentence is down the ache in me dies. The idea is still exciting but the urge to write it is not so urgent.
Of course, sometimes self-discipline means that focus should remain on one single project until they are finished. However, once that ache sets in I can’t focus myself on other projects. The right words just don’t come out, and the words that do are clunky. Unnatural.
Once I have started that project, I can put that on hold until I finish the other projects. So, this isn’t how people would recommend writing but it works out alright for me.
This is something that I find when I start a project. If anyone else does I’d be intrigued to find out what any of you think.