Wednesday, November 2, 2016
I Am Not God
First off, I apologize for being late again. I really do like contributing to the group here. The truth is, I tend to run out of time. Where has all my time gone lately? I'm continuing on my studies of a foreign language. A not so well known language from Myanmar (Burma). Additionally, I have finally decided it is time to lose weight. This means I've been walking a lot of 5K's after work. No, not every day, but currently 2 to 3 times a week. Then there is the house work and my regular job. So what am I trying to say? My writing, at times, gets pushed to the back burner. So then why do I continue to write?
Well, that brings me to the question of the month. Which is:
November Question – What is your favourite aspect of being a writer?
Even before I began writing, I was enamoured with writers. I was impressed with what they were able to produce. Contriving a story from something in their head only. In middle school, I had an English class where we were required to keep a weekly journal. Everyone complained, because we were given a situation, and expected to write about it. But to my surprise, it came easy to me. I was suddenly filling my weekly journal with stories. Eventually, I began to work on 'extra credit' writing because I enjoyed it so much.
But it wasn't so much that it came easy to me, I was having fun creating worlds that other people were reading about. The teacher (certainly corrected me a lot), but told me she loved the stories. When we had to pass around our journals for others to read, everyone else seemed to enjoy what I wrote also. I was doing something I was good at. I was doing something others enjoyed. But most important, I was doing something I had complete control over. I am essentially god of the worlds I created. No I don't have a power trip, but it is nice to know I can create whatever I want.
I have done a lot of fan-fiction. Mostly for Doctor Who, and mostly for other Sci.Fi.'s, but the point is. If there is a story I wish the show had produced, I simply decide to write it myself. Whether it's well received or not, is not my biggest thrill. It's that I am able to do it at all. I may not be god, but I do have complete control of the worlds I create.
Goals and such:
Work on being more punctual with my writing. I may not have actual deadlines, but I should work on keeping myself in line.
Full year of posting:
I went AWOL for a couple of months back, and get deleted from the list for doing so. I aim to not let that happen again.
Winter is the time of the year I seem to have more time for writing. I shall continue to work on a new writing schedule.
"Would I rather be feared or loved? Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me".
- Michael Scott
Questions to Ponder:
How much do you love the creating process of writing?
Have any of your characters disobeyed your wishes when you tried to direct them one way? But the character simply goes in another direction?
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