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Reflections in writing

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.


Aloha y’all! 


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Need a poetry prompt?

I’ve got one for you over at The Reverie. It’s interesting what someone else’s thought process can lead you to. Write up something and by all means link it up over there. I was going to reblog the post, but for some reason, I can’t do that to this blog. Oh well, this link will do nicely, won’t it?

Also, since this is short on words, I thought I’d give you a video depicting my brink into madness…I mean, my latest NaNoWriMo video. You know that event that tens of thousands of international writers who are either devil may care, very enthusiastic or batsh*t crazy (or a fun combo deal) decide they’re going to write a  50,000 word novel in November. Who would ever think this was a good idea?

Oh yeah.

Me.  This is fun and I’m hoping that it’ll be just as fun to edit it. I’m going to need some really good music for that, I think. The set up for these videos are me telling about my writing, giving a tip that I’ve learned and then saying goodbye. It’s simple, I try to make them short. And I keep tweaking the design a little bit. Also in this one, I had meant to cut out a bit when I was singing and sounding like a Grade A fool. ::sigh:: I’m never going to be cool, am I? Regardless, the hints I’m pulling out for the most part, can just help a writer, period.

Let me know what you think of all of this in the comments.

Aloha y’all!

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