I realize that doubt is an integral part of the creative process in that it forces you to re-think your writing and in some cases illuminates weak spots, but why does it have to be so heavy-handed?
Appetites is in the ‘doubt tumbler’ right now and I am in the process of retrieving it and from all intents and purposes it has remained intact. In fact i may have reinforced my faith in my story. Yes it is still in its infancy, and yes the characters are still in flux, but the building requires, unfortunately, a heaping dose of doubt.
I am looking forward to working through the bumps and am bolstered by the outpouring of enthusiasm that I have received so far based on a premise. Monday night I get to catch up with my fellow writers from the Novel Approach course and that never fails to boost my creative energies, so to speak. Plus, this group of exceptional talent has now morphed into yet another tool in a writers arsenal, a critique group. I learn new things about this writing business everyday.
So with my writing sabbatical looming in the distance, I will be, hopefully, posting some character blurbs from Echoes and seeing where the new ideas for Appetites, garnered on the drive home from Blue mountain last week, will lead.
Also, being new to this whole ‘writers blog’ thing, I’d like to hear what you, as readers and hopefully long-time fans, would like to see in this blog. Pictures that inspired me? Music that I use as background? More excerpts?
Let me know and don’t be afraid to post or, if you like it well enough, to tell people you know that are avid readers about his site. Thank-you for reading, I hope to keep you riveted to the page.