Always listen to your doubts, Silver.
Not just because they might teach you of your fears, but because, sometimes, they might teach you of your wisdom.
Lovin’ it all,
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Deeper than most will get, huh, Silver?
How many of us, as writers, wear our doubts on our sleeves like our heroines wear their hearts? My doubts used to cripple me. I never finished a project because I continuously returned to previously written words to “fix” them. I fixed them so much I would eventually quit writing new words. It wasn’t always that way. I remember like #ThrowbackThursday when. I remember the words tumbling through my imagination in a rush to hit the written page. Yes. Written. Long hand. Eventually the words were typed. Then recorded on a word processor. And my first computer. I sort of miss that ol’ Compaq “portable” with it’s nine inch screen. My Kindle Fire’s screen is bigger. LOLOL
At some point, I decided I wanted to write for publication. And thus began my search for writing perfection. Yeah…about that. It doesn’t happen. I don’t care who you are, that first draft is never as good as we think it is, nor is it as bad. That is the dichotomy of the writer’s brain. That was definitely true of THE DEVIL’S CUT. The original? UGH! Yes, it was that bad. So bad I was tempted to throw it out and start completely from scratch. But somewhere, in between the doubts in my ability to fix it and the fears that it sucked too bad to be redeepmed, I learned the wisdom of this story. I learned it’s first breath. And it’s last. I learned how much a woman is willing to give up to the man she loves. I learned the wisdom of letting the story tell itself, of the characters finiding their own place in their own time. And I can sit back now, and consider the wisdom of the Universe and what it decided to teach me this time around.