Here’s the thing about writing that no one tells you: It’s as emotionally taxing as it is rewarding. When things are going well, you feel like you can soar. Your words are unstoppable locomotives into the imagination, your reader’s mind the station where your ideas are headed. Those days are brilliantly intoxicating, keeping the writer going and sustaining us like life’s breath.
Then there’s those other days.
When the words are terrible. They’re the train that was derailed and broken on the of the tracks, rusting in the hot, unforgiving sun. They have not only destroyed the (potential) reader’s mind landscape, but the writer’s as well. Every single one of those words count. They have meaning and impact. They’re a piece of the writer that has been shined up and offered. When the writer feels the piece is horrible, that’s when those bad feelings happen.
So I made a vlog about it. I talked about how I was feeling- I was in the mud of it guys. The terrible feelings were welling up inside of me and I couldn’t be as bright and happy as I try to be. I like to give a happy light to writers (and readers) who check out my videos, in hopes that the light will make their day brighter.
But this day, my light was burnt out.
However, with the mercurial nature of the writer, that stuff can change in an instant. Or at least with me, it was in a 30 minute word sprint after the #writestuff TweetChat. Suddenly, something *clicked*. Words fell into place. And my light was back. (It doesn’t take much people. Just a breakthrough of mammoth proportions in the form of less than 500 words.)
That’s it you guys. The journey of a writer’s emotions in two short videos. I hope you enjoyed it and let me know in the comments if you can relate.