If you’re doing something you love, it’s supposed to be easy, right? If telling stories is your thing and you know the characters and the tale unfolds as you speak the words (or type as the case may be) and it’s all an effortless endeavor. Except it’s not. Writing is hard. It’s work. It is not for the fainthearted. Despite what the Universe says. Except the Universe is right. It should be easy. So often, we get in our own way. We make it harder than it has to be. We fight the words instead of working with them. We fight the characters instead of letting them evolve the way their story demands. We fight the way the story is going because we planned on Destination A and the plot keeps meandering down different paths, turning left at the crossroads instead of right, and is self-determined to arrive at Destination Z despite our best intentions.
It will “all” seem far easier, Silver, when you keep in mind, all of the time, that it’s supposed to be easy.
That was easy,
Silver, starting right now.
Everytime I see people melting down over this, that or another (*koffjansixkoff*) I want to break out into that song from “Frozen.” You know the one. The earworm one that everybody did karaoke videos of for like…forever? Yeah, that one. Well, at least the chorus. I need to keep that in mind when I get wrapped around the axle of my writing. I nead a big red Easy button (do y’all remember that commercial?)–or a sound effects button on my computer/phone so I can program the song in to play when I need the reminder.
Okay, I wasn’t going to do this but I can’t resist. I had to watch the video and you know what? There’s a good message there for me and my writing so t’heckfire with it. I’m sharing. What message are you going to take away from the lyrics today?