Hey there and happy Sunday to you all. I am so glad that this week is over. It’s been a stressful one trying to clean up everyone else’s messes. But I managed to survive it somehow. Writing is my saving grace and it’s something that I hope I can continue to do for the rest of my life. But I do not enjoy writing all of the time. Why? Because it’s really friggin hard!
Don’t get me wrong, writing is wonderful and all, but it is mind-blowing how much brainpower goes into every word, every sentence, every paragraph, every plot. Dreaming up characters and their names and personalities. I always said that writing was like playing God and it’s true. There are times when I have to take breaks because I can feel the power draining out of me when I write. It’s incredible how it works. Almost spiritual. But even that isn’t the hardest thing about being a writer.
The hardest thing about being a writer for me is trying to come up with an entertaining story. Everything has been done before, so it seems; so, you always want to strive to be original in everything you write. It’s very important that you don’t accidentally plagiarize someone else’s work. You have to keep up with the times and trends and find out what the readers want and what books are selling the most.
You always have to try and forget everything you’ve seen or read from other artists, so you don’t accidentally use their work in some way. But, it’s not easy trying to forget everything you’ve seen or read from other artists. Everyone has been influenced by someone or inspired by their work in some way. So, it’s almost impossible to forget everything you’ve seen or read while writing. You just have to be mindful of that and try to focus on your own ideas.
I hope you all have a great week. Spring is just around the corner!
Until next time…