When I get inspiration for something to write about, it is usually just a small “ping”. It’s just a wisp of an idea. The exception is my longer pieces, stories. These I usually have at least the basic plot and flow of the story in mind before I start.
I had a real “ping” today. http://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/ RonovanWrites has a wonderful blog that you should take a look at. He did a poem yesterday inspired by a picture. You can find it here. http://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/truth-in-a-picture/
Not only is the poem beautiful and thought provoking, but today, Ronovan went into explanation as to how the poem “wrote itself”. http://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/how-i-wrote-a-poem/
This train of thought is what gave me fuel today. That “ping”.
When I sit down to write, most of the time I am completely swept away by the story or point I want to make. I fall down The Rabbit Hole. My journey is usually one that is unexpected.
I have heard other writers make the same type of reference. I had no idea how true it was until recently. What may start out as a humorous story may end up being a real tear-jerker. I just never know where my keyboard will take me.
The world falls away and I am carried to that magical, mystical place that only few know. When I am completely immersed in something, I don’t want to pull myself back into reality. The feeling is exhilarating and powerful! It’s something I have come to crave.
When I don’t get my fix; when my keyboard is on strike, I feel let down, disappointed somehow.
I am not as prolific a writer as many of the wonderful people I follow on WordPress. I want to be, believe me. I need my fix.
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