Does this happen to you? Getting ready to write is a lengthy process in and of itself. I approach the time with both joy and trepidation. Almost as if Richard Parker one of the stars of Life of Pi, in case you didn't see the film, is in my boat. Within a minute of opening up the document of my NIP (novel in progress) I switch over to Blogger to write a post about this curiosity of "getting ready to write not writing." Here are a few ways and whys of writing today.
A good morning of writing is as satisfying as the hunger for a dish you crave.
How is hunger satisfying? It’s yours and no one else’s. It arises from the depths of your memory. The taste, what was it? Can you match the taste in your memory and bring it into reality onto the plate?
Last week, Carol Henderson gave each of us a sprig of rosemary for a prompt. Well, I could just sit here and smell rosemary – remembering Provence and Italy. But that would be concocting an excuse not to write something more serious and devoted.
I met Urve Tamberg at the StoryMaster's Workshop in Seattle. When she told me her novel took place in Estonia and was called "The Darkest Corner of the World", I think I said something brilliant like, oh, I know Estonia. In "Encino Man" that's where the unearthed caveman got his nickname "Stony."