word flow

When I tried to write my story last time I had this mental picture of what a BOOK was supposed to look like.

The more I tried to fit my words into that mold, the harder the words were to find.

Maybe it’s evident in my writing, but I’m not a big editor.

Even when I had the use of both hands I didn’t take long to write.

Things just came out of me.

They weren’t great. I wasn’t a poet. My words were never going to change the world.

But what I put down was what I felt.

I fixed typos. (I DO, SHUT UP!) I swapped a word. Sometimes I rearranged thing so there was a better flow.

But if a post took heavy duty editing I just scrapped it.

It wasn’t meant to be.

The first chapters that I’d labored over took too much time crafting, they were scrapped.

I started over.

I stopped trying to be the writer my mind thought I should be. The book of my imagination went up in flames. I stopped writing to be read. I wrote what came effortlessly.

The chapters are short. Some things are bullet-pointed. WORD is about to explode from my constantly fragmented sentences.

But the words flow from my brain again. That’s all I wanted.

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10 Responses to word flow

  1. Vikki May 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM #

    I’ll be waiting to read…

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  2. Kristin May 31, 2012 at 11:46 AM #

    I can’t wait to read your book…fragments and bullets and everything else!

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  3. Robin Plemmons May 31, 2012 at 11:46 AM #

    It’s going to be awesome because it will be YOU. Let it flow, my sweet ho nugget.

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  4. Shane May 31, 2012 at 8:17 AM #

    At times, you would really feel or do that when you’re a writer, right? Nevertheless, you’re such a good writer. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Susan in the Boonies May 30, 2012 at 9:34 PM #

    Word flow is good.
    That’s ALWAYS a good sign for me.

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  6. Laura May 30, 2012 at 6:49 AM #

    You surly have a great wring hands … I like your blog a lot .. its pretty cool …

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  7. Barry May 30, 2012 at 2:44 AM #

    I really tend to be like one. Keep that word flow coming. Thanks for letting me stopped by here, and read your post.

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  8. Billy May 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM #

    Do you think you are very OC in writing? Because I really tend to be like one. Keep that word flow coming.

    -Billy

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  9. Jenn @therebelchick May 29, 2012 at 6:47 PM #

    I think that we become the best writers when we stop trying to live up to what we THINK writing is… :)

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