Saturday, December 27, 2008

closing in on 40,000

i haven't blogged the last few days not because i've been busy with christmas, but because i've been Writing... Writing the way i used to write, Writing the way i remember Writing when i was a kid, and Writing was something i did for fun, not because anyone said i had to.

this is the best kind of Writing i know how to do.

it's the kind where the world around me disappears, where the characters step out of the screen and start to do things on their own, and characters you weren't expecting appear out of nowhere, or even, sometimes, the bushes. it's like watching a movie, reading a book and playing make-believe all at once.

the trouble with this kind of Writing is that it's the only thing i want to do. interruptions of any kind, even biologically necessary ones, like sleeping and eating, become only means to an end. i go to sleep not because i'm necessarily tired but because i can wake up in eight hours and start all over again...i eat, not because i'm necessarily hungry, but because i can feel my brain craving certain chemicals, certain compounds.

it is also, by its very nature, a most solitary pursuit, and for me, the OtherWorld, especially once i find myself well-esconced, is a most seductive place.

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.

6 comments:

Kim said...

ah, but you are in a magical place on many levels - enjoy the journey and the writing

Patrice said...

this is going to be a kick-@ss book! It has come to life....

Kathy said...

Although I miss you, I am really happy that you are writing like that.

Martha said...

That is wonderful, to achieve "flow" in your writing.
Thank you also for your comment on my blog, I appreciate it and am making changes, PRONTO.
Best to you and your cast of characters, can't wait to read it.

Mystic Sight said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Allison said...

Glad to hear you are in the flow of the OtherWorld. Merry Christmas.