#AmWriting

IMG_20160321_122259It’s an ongoing and slow process, but I take solace in the fact I am taking steps forward in my writing project. I’ve shared samples and rewrites on this blog, but not much. Mainly it is because I haven’t much to share.

At times this can feel discouraging. I have notes for world building, plot, character outlines, etc., but the story feels like it is coming together too slowly for my taste. Sometimes I simply want to give up and call it quits; resign myself to defeat. Then I look at my notes.

My notes reveal a world taking shape and characters putting on flesh. The plotline is becoming richer in its flavor. I take comfort and pride in these things. The process has opened up new worlds for me as I research real world parallels which add some realism to the story.

The main character, for instance, has been narrowed to a particular niche. This gives him some strength, but also opens up a host of weaknesses and challenges he will have to face. Prior he seemed too strong, to perfectly rounded and able to meet all challenges alone; too unrealistic because no one can do all things alone. We, as people, need each other.

Though the process may seem painfully slow, it is going at the pace I need it to – even if that pace isn’t the pace I want it to be. I suppose there is a balance to be found in pushing forward and allowing things to play out in their proper time…like life.

I guess the point is to not give up. Push onward always, but also have a little patience with yourself. Time is a necessary element, and instant gratification is drug fatal to our works, processes, and personal evolution.

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About Z.

Poetic pipe and cigar enthusiast rifling through the haunted memories of a not so distant past while openly wrestling with faith and God. A rambling writer with the misguided notion that he has something to say. His only redeeming qualities are his wife and children.
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One Response to #AmWriting

  1. I really relate to this post. I too feel like my writing is progressing, but not at the pace that I would like. I’m glad to know that I am not alone. Thank you for this.

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