Ideas come to us all at one time or another, but how we deal with them is different.
With writers, it seems the most prevalent way is to always keep a pen and paper nearby to quickly jot down what springs to mind. I don't like to do this, to be honest it's always frustrated me how long it takes me to get ideas down on paper (or a computer screen). I always put it down to nerves, like perhaps I think my idea wasn't good enough.
I've come to realise though, that it's more a personal preference. To me, scribbling something down as soon as it enters your head seems like a miscarriage of thought, as if it's not ready to come out yet. I mean, if we all just blurted out the first thing that came to mind, the world would be a pretty unpleasant place (just see how much Tourettes sufferers struggle).
No, I like to roll stuff around my mind first, savour the taste of it, let it form and connect with other things, taking shape like an unborn child. Only when it is developed and ready to breathe on it's own do I like it out into the world, blinking in the light.
Maybe that slows me down, but I don't mind. Slow and steady wins the race, after all.
- I am an author, getting focused on my writing. This blog is to promote my writing and give me some feedback on my work. I'm a big fan of far-fetched fantasy including the works of Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin, along with sci-fi, non-fiction and everything in between. I love to read.
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