Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth
One of my favourite quote about writing…Chosen the very first day I started to blog two and a half years ago, still so relevant. So how is it I am still struggling today trying to plow through NaNoWrimo?
Very early, every mornings facing my laptop’s blank screen huddled under a blanket, while sipping on a hot cup of coffee I start to type away. For just a few lines or sometimes even for a whole paragraph, everything runs smooth and I am OK. The trouble starts when out of curiosity I want to read my story back. Out of nowhere, deep from within this insidious voice starts to criticize the way the words are strung together, the rhythm of the sentences or the flow of it all. Telling me to erase every word I just typed, trying to destroy what I have just created . It is a very strange phenomenon to observe. Refusing to listen, I save everything I type as I know I can not afford to pay too much attention to the content of what I wrote or how it all reads. After all NaNoWriMo is mostly about quantity, hoping quality will come later, with the re-writes. I feel as if I am loosing my mind, tell me friend why do you think I agonize so much about it?
This week-end I am trying to just trust the process, of writing and…filling the paper with the breathing of my heart…
Wish me luck and enjoy your week-end 🙂
- William Wordsworth, Rich Fabric and a fellow blogger Sarah Negovetich (@sarahnego) (melindamcguirewrites.wordpress.com)