Have you ever had a moment when you were reading your work and thinking, “Huh! That’s pretty darn good!”
I had a moment like that yesterday. I was writing in/reading my RomCom and came across a few lines every so often that made me stop and think, “Wowza! Who wrote that?”
I’m sure I sound awfully full of myself. But for the purposes of this post, it’s acceptable.
The strangest thing is, I don’t remember writing some of those lines. So I can attribute them to a few possibilities:
1. They were written during a late night/early morning writing session when my brain wouldn’t shut up, but my body was so tired it was falling out of its chair.
2. Mildred took over my consciousness for a while and put in a few things I never thought would come from my head.
3. I was so caught up in the scene and wanting to know how it ended, that I typed speedily away without really paying attention to what my characters were saying. Cuz, come on. We’ve all been there. The story is just so freakin’ awesome, we want to know how the heck it turns out!
4. Aliens took over my body.
I think #4 is highly unlikely. I’m going with 1-3 as my firm candidates.
So come on. Spill. Have you ever felt that rush, long after the writing was completed? When you looked at what you’d written and said, “Man. I’m good.” Anybody? I’ll feel terrible if I’m all alone in this.
Okay, not really. I still rock.
“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
― Saul Bellow
“The more I write the more I learn about writing. It is easy to say what looks good or sound good on paper until you experience it for yourself.”
― Jeanette Michelle