Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I Feel A Writing Fit Coming On :)

There is nothing quite so deliciously elusive as the presentiment of a writing fit coming on. It begins with wishing yourself as accomplished a writer as whoever you are reading at present. It is followed by a strange sensation of thinking of everything that happens in book form, and how you would describe it, how you'd love to get a pen and jot it down...*sigh* I have a writing fit coming upon me very strongly at present. It's lurking down there right now, about to surface.
What comes from these writing fits of mine? One or two good poems, often a new story idea, and something like that. I'm blessed with this writing fit just at a time when I need to turn my pen to writing the finishing chapters of "A Mother for the Seasonings". The tender moments needed more poignancy, and the tying up of loose ends needed a more masterly, artistic hand. Thankfully this bout of inspiration comes in a timely manner, though I have very little time to indulge myself in the delights of writing! :) I'll keep you posted on progress of this writing fit! Thank you to everyone who has entered the Spring Has Sprung poetry contest, and to Faith and Angela for joining this blog! :) Here are a few quotes on writing to help encourage one of your own fits of inspiration! ;)

"I never exactly made a book. It's rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say. " -C.S. Lewis

"Write what you care about and understand. Writers should never try to outguess the marketplace in search of a salable idea; the simple truth is that all good books will eventually find a publisher if the writer tries hard enough, and a central secret to writing a good book is to write on that people like you will enjoy."
-Richard North Patterson

"Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire." -Napoleon Hill

""Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon." E.L. Doctorow

4 comments:

Katie said...

I like the title, Rach!! ;)

Angela Bell said...

Wonderful post, Rachel! I especially love the writer's quotes at the end.

By the way, is the poetry contest still open for entries?

Rachel and Sarah said...

Thank you both! :) Angela, the contest is still open for entries, until April 10, so there is plenty of time! :) I thought it best to give a large window of time so that more people could enter! ~Rachel

Angela Bell said...

Okay! Thanks, Rachel. :)