Until these past 6 months, I had never really taken my writing seriously. (Not that I am now, either! :D)
This community of writers and bloggers(you!) have been so fantastic to me and my writing self esteem. I feel happy when I write now, does that sound silly? It kind of read silly to me there! I really must say thank you to each of you who has taken time to comment, like, take the time to introduce themselves and encourage. I would have never discovered this artistic outlet and I definitely don’t believe I would have ever nurtured my writing without you!
Big hugs* for you all!
So here are my questions if you will tolerate me on this ramble that I know is coming. It is on writing styles.
Myself, I have been writing a lot of poetry. I let the words chose me and don’t take time to plan out a structure other than syllable counts or whether a word rhymes to another or not. I just let words flow.
In fact, I rarely could quote one of my poems back to you a week after I have written it, and in a few instances, I have been astonished to go back and read the things that I have written in the past 6 months. There have been moments that I can’t believe ‘I’ actually chose certain words with a dormant cleverness and wrote them. I almost impress myself at times by it. ( I hate to use these words because it sounds so boastful and I’m trying to do anything but be egotistical.)
So with my comfort of writing poetry and short stories, it has tickled my brain to do more, and to push for more.
I have been toying around with writing a story that is in my head. It’s been there for sometime.
But I’m afraid.
I’m afraid I will ‘un-impress’ myself and lose this happy high that I get these days from creating and getting those trapped words out of my head into poetry. I’m afraid I will reach for something I have no right reaching for and ruin what I do have going for me.
I don’t know if I should write out an outline for my story? Or if I should just do like I do with my poetry,and let the words flow and see where it takes me? Or should I just leave it be and focus on poetry?
For those of you who have written novels, what are your suggestions and tips? How organized do I need to be? How do you keep yourself focused to keep going? I’m so use to penning a poem or short story in an hour, not sure if I could keep the midnight oil burning? (I’m also afraid I don’t have what it takes to stay dedicated to something that will take months to finish.)
Yes, I know I will never know if I don’t give it a try. But I would like feed back and guidance from your experiences.
Yeah, okay, I’m done. I’m un-impressing myself with this ramble fest! 😀 I’m such a dork!