Hello, lovely peeps, Doris here. First off let me wish all you Americans out there, a very Happy 4th July, or as we Brits would say.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist, and I’m only joking, of course.
You can probably tell what tone this blog post will take, right? I literally had no clue what to put in today’s post. So what does one lil author do, when she has run out of things to say?
First off, moan to my fellow Quillers–naturally.
Kind of essential that one.
Then, squeal in delight at the critique of a first chapter you got back – thanks, Jules and Raven, you both rock!
Then, ponder this thorny question of what to blog about some more, and then it came to me. Not unlike writing, really, the answer is rather obvious. Just sit down and do it already, and something will come to you. Or not, but that’s where inspirational quotes from Pinterest come in…
So, without further ado, here are some of my favourites.
I don’t think this just applies to new writers, to be fair. When you’re struggling to find that unique spin, it can seem as though you’re just running around in circles. Well, you may well be but that will be your circles and thus unique to you! Bear that in mind when you’re doubting yourself, and, you know just do it!
Good lord, yes, this. If only there was some sort of technology which would enable us to transfer our thoughts/dreams straight onto paper. It would be a jumbled mess in my case, but it sure would speed up the process, wouldn’t it?
Like I said, just do it already! 🙂
Isn’t that the truth! Well, no one ever said it was going to be easy, right? Oh, wait, you thought it was? You thought us writers just moan for nothing? Well, sorry buttercup, but until you actually try to write a story yourself, you have no clue.
Oh yes, it is beyond nerve-wracking when you first show your work to other people, but ya know, unless you’re just writing for yourself, there comes a point when you have to. You’ll also have to swallow your pride, be humble, accept constructive criticism, and be willing to learn from your mistakes. This writing lark is a journey that never ends and there is always, always room for improvement.
Oh, how true is this? I never really understood that until I started writing myself and my characters simply took over. Darn ornery, mine tend to be, so I’ve learned to simply let them get on with it. After all, it is their story and they should know how it goes, right?
And that is the worst thing that can happen. If they’re anything like mine they’ll start talking again at the most inopportune moment when I have zero chance of getting words on paper.
Anyhoo, for someone who had no idea what to blog about, I seem to have rambled on a bit, so I shall take myself off here and sort out my characters.
Do stay naughty, folks!