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Archive for December 9th, 2011

Hello, hello. I didn’t get to work on the story on the bus ride in to work but I’ve decided to skip the Christmas cards and work on my writing instead.

I’ve been having a string of good luck with the good old fashioned pen and paper. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m slower at writing than typing so it forces me to rein in my thoughts or whether it’s the mechanical activity of actually using penmanship/sloppy printing. There’s something magical about the writing process. I’m not sure if it satisfies the primitive artist in me or if it’s just a welcome break from using a keyboard and staring at a monitor for hours at a time. It’s strangely comforting to sit down with a stack of blank pages and watch as they magically turn into page after page of my story. It is extremely gratifying to have an instant physical manifestation of my work in my hands at the end of the day.

I still haven’t gotten around to bringing in the goggles; I don’t know if they will ever appear. I assume so but I have no clue when. The story is progressing quite nicely, I was telling my Mom last night about the very first twist that appeared. It completely caught me off guard and I LOVED it. I wonder if most authors experience writing this way. I can’t really describe the process other than it’s like riding in a car at night without using headlights. I have a final destination in mind but along the way things happen that will probably set me off course. Maybe I’ll end up taking a detour and other times I’ll crash and burn but I do my best to stay on track and accommodate the surprises the best I can. It definitely makes for an interesting ride. That’s for sure!

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