Help! I’m a writer

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Last week, I spent an entire afternoon writing an opening chapter to a short story series I committed to.

I sat and battered the keys, words flowed from my mind onto the screen. I didn’t take a break, I didn’t stop every 5 minutes to mull over my words and correct the mistakes highlighted in red. No, I soldiered on. I took the bull by the horns and wrestled with it until I had written almost 2000 words.

Pleased with myself, I sat back in my swivel chair and grinned as I clasped my fingers and stretched them until they cracked.

The computer screen was littered with words, I had done what I set out to do. So, I decided that it was lunch time. Time to reward myself and stuff sandwiches and cream cakes down my gullet, followed by litres of steaming coffee.

A few hours later, I plonked myself back onto the swivel chair and decided to read what I had written. I was unimpressed. I didn’t feel what I was aiming for, I didn’t enjoy what I had written.
“God, you’re an awful writer”

I sat still for a moment and glowered at the offending text. What to do?

Needless to say, none of that text made it into the finished piece. Nope, it remains saved and unused in a folder of forgotten text files, most likely never to be read by anybody, ever.

The next day, like Groundhog Day, I sat in front of my computer and began to write and immediately knew that I was happy with my words and that this would be what people would get to see.
“Hey, you’re not too bad at this writing thing!”

I guess, like any profession, you have good days, bad days and downright irritating days.

6 thoughts on “Help! I’m a writer

  1. Hi friends and family,
    I’m sure most of you know my background of heavy drug use and negligence! I’m so grateful today to be saved and delivered from that awful time of my life! I wanted to share a link with you highlighting the transformation that took place. Please watch it and tell me what you think?

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