Any Road'll Take You
“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there.”
George Harrison, Cloud Nine
Risks are inherent to all author choices. I believe that’s what makes writing an exhilarating experience. It goes beyond the practical head stuff and reaches deep down into the soul. But, most importantly, you must be brave enough to fail. Failure must never define you; you must define failure. Failure is a learning tool that helps you mature in your endeavors and takes you ultimately to your goal. Never let anyone else define this for you. Writing is a journey of discovery both of self and the world you create beyond yourself. Remember, that what you create only exists because of you. That’s what makes it unique. Therefore, be open to exploration however you may define it. Value resides in the long look forward. Though knowledge resides in experience it also imposes pattern. Be selective on what it imposes. New patterns in every moment is what you draw from, selectively, and add to your “writer-sandbox” to play in.
I am an organic writer. What the ‘heck’ is that you may ask? I begin writing a chapter with images (and ideas) then just let them evolve and follow their natural flow. I find it highly engaging and creative. It’s the fun part of writing, filled with lots of unexpected surprises, living in the moment so-to-speak. For me, my characters, once in a scene, take a life unto themselves. I’m not saying ...