Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Storm's Beguiling

I was speeding along so quickly yet not quickly enough for my own whirlwind of inspiration.  And then it came.  Blowing in from the west southwest, came a storm wrapping our home in lightning, thunder, wind, and rain and taking our electricity with it.

It attempted to steal my fire with sirens keening somewhere amidst the storm, barely heard but sounding nonetheless.  My husband and I gathered our half-asleep children into the bathroom and we camped out for 20 minutes on the floor with our pillows and blankets.

Finally the sirens ceased, we put our children to bed and the storm finally began to ease somewhat so I could continue with my writing, albeit still without power.

Thankfully my computer still had a 31% charge.  So I finished out my chapter and was forced to call it a night.

The adventure was within and without my mind.  But thankfully both sides came out faring well on the other end.

Another chapter is down in a new edit.  And now I begin the next.  The prospect is most exciting,
and the sparks from my fingers are beginning to fire once more.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Gossamer Touch

Oh Lois Lowry, how your magical writing inspires me!

I feel the touch, the touch of the author's hand.  It is stronger in me than it has been in a long time.  I haven't felt this clear about a path in writing since I wrote a short story called The Loose Thread.  I wrote it in one edit*.  And there it was for all to see. 

*I have since edited the story here and there so don't ever think anyone is that good.  But at the time, I went over and over and over it and could find little to edit in the story.  I will say that the majority of edits with that story were grammatical errors and sentence structure.

Do you have a moment, a tempered flash of when that clarity hits? It is a rare thing and I feel led by a hand other than my own.  I merely try to keep up.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Reveling in Readership

You know that time when you feel that you've rediscovered something wonderful? That moment when joy and glee and light and wonder just touches you once again.  Reading is just heaven.

It makes me want to write.

In joy and glee and light and wonder, I write.