Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ah, the Thrill of a Challenge...

Writing is so much fun! Have I ever mentioned that? Yes? I have? Oh, well, I thought it needed reiteration.

I've been snooping around NaNo and other blogs and I'm amazed at how many people cringe before a writing challenge.

Sure, I've had rough patches while writing Book 1 - times when I couldn't figure out how to accomplish a scene, or how to explain something. Times when my creativity flattened and I couldn't write period. Times when I doubted myself and the quality of my work. But those were not - let me repeat, NOT - the most prevalent times.

For 90% of my rough draft experience with AUC, I trilled at telling Paige's story. I loved the character interactions and how characters and events managed to surprise even me. I love the feeling that I was outdoing my expectations by writing better than I thought I could.

I write because I love writing. If you don't love it, then why force yourself to go through what many have described as an agonizing process? It just doesn't add up to me...

Anyway, my update for the day is that I've finished chapter 1 of Book B (5K words). Time to sleep.


Lady Glamis said...

Yay for passionate writers!!!!

I haven't cringed . . . just worried a little about the task before me.

But it's been fun so far, and I wouldn't wish to be doing anything else. :)

Lady Glamis said...

My online URL for my NaNo page:

I'll email it to you, too.

Kat Harris said...

You're so right. It is so much fun to see how scenes/characters can sometimes surprise us. It's something people who aren't writers will never understand.

Writing is the best challenge you'll ever accept.

Jane Smith said...

Writing is wonderful and awful, all at once. I don't know why I do it but somehow I've managed to earn my living through writing one way or another for twenty years or so now.

I still feel lucky about that.