I’m writing this on Wednesday, and as soon as I finish this post I’m going to get busy on my new novel. I don’t know what the name of it is yet; my working title is “The Coffee Shop Quixote” but I’m sure that will change in time.
Today I’m doing something I rarely do and that is go back and do some fill in. I usually write the novel first and then go back on the 2nd write and fill in character descriptions and scenes, but I’ve got a wild hair this morning about one part of the book, and I’m not going to be happy until I go back and fix that section up a bit….I have a vision of a scene and I need to write it while I still have it, if that makes any sense.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I’ve done that sort of thing in my life, but I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve completely failed.”
Too bad he died. I think it would have been cool to sit down and have a chat with Jobs and pick his brain. Some of his quotes really move and inspire me. This quote for example; I love how it fits in with writing. I can see it in my own writing. I will make incremental improvements based on accepted writing theory, and then I’ll say “to hell with it” and head off in an illogical direction and just see what happens.
And yes, there will be those who tell me that I failed and I’ll be honest, it hurts when I hear those words….but I am secure enough in my talent to know those folks are a minority and that I actually do “have game” with regards to writing.
So the message of the day is always keep improving. Improve in small ways and take a chance in big ways….and, like my father used to say, always keep moving forward.
SITE OF THE DAY
Say hello to my friend Suzette and her blog. You can find it here. I’ve known Suzette on HubPages for quite some time. She is a former teacher who is quite knowledgeable about authors and the classics. I’m sure you will find her interesting and informative….and loyal.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Enjoy it ….feel it….use it to practice with….write one paragraph describing it….and above all have fun.
AND THAT’S ALL THIS WEEK
Have a great weekend and thank you for being here. Do something special for yourselves this weekend.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”