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Revisions, revisions, revisions the endless fight for perfection. But, will it ever be perfect even when it’s “perfect”?
Tenses. The one thing that really kills me when I’m writing. I hate it!! Sometimes I don’t even notice that I’m going from present to past or past to present. Shame, Shame, Shame…
-_- It is honestly a struggle. Sometimes I get so in the moment and I just lose the flow. But, hey it happens to all of us right? Let’s learn together: take a step back, reread (over and over again), change, and lessen the passion when “getting into character”. After, when you think every little detail is perfect…reread again. Then you can intensify that passion, who knows maybe it will drive you to some more interesting things you can add.
But, remember you’ll have to take those new ideas into consideration and reread and revise and revise.
9 book ideas and I’ll probably get another burst some time today…story of my life!
The Burst. That instantaneous and completely spontaneous moment. It could be anywhere. A college lecture, the cafeteria, a long drive in the car, or even simply laying in bed; thinking of absolutely nothing. That’s the thing about The Burst. It’s so unexpected, so thrilling…maybe even exhilarating. The mind is a very funny thing, but not to be made fun of in all of its complexity.
Bam! In an instant a story pops into my head and I feel as though it is nothing but pure gold! Bang! in a second I’ve already got the ending panned out. Oh hot damn! it’s a movie now, I can already envision the type of character I want to see in this two-dimensional film. But, wait…the middle! How the hell am I going to get from the beginning to the amazing end I already see happening.
That’s the thing about; about creativity. It allows you to think up anything. This burst happens almost every day. I’ve already got about seven ideas jotted down on my sticky notes on my computer and my writing journal. Waiting.
But I love it! No matter how much my head fills with these bursts of uncontrollable imagination and creativity…it never get overwhelming. It is that drive and purpose and, somehow, it gives me life. Cliche, I know, but what I mean is that it gives me something brilliant. Something for the world to potentially see one day, no matter how “crazy”.
Embrace. The. Burst.