Monday, June 8, 2009

Giving Birth

I often get pains when writing a story. It happens when as I start to write a story that for some reason or another I deem significant. It also happens only when I write non-fiction. My anxiety builds gradually, like an expectant mother. I wonder how my new "baby" will turn out? What will its' name be? Can I love it as much as my previous "babies"? Will it be good? Will the readers love it?

The anxiety makes it difficult for me to pen the story. The story that I want to tell. I can list all kinds of facts, figures, and places; however, I want to show the heart. The pounding, racing blood of the tale that compels the reader, and leaves them a bit wiser and glad they read the story.

Now that I got those feelings out of the way, I am ready to write. Does anyone else go through this?

2 comments:

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Absolutely I have shared that experience! Which is why I procrastinate instead of getting down to the business of writing. You know what I mean, doing stuff like tweeting on Twitter, visiting my fellow writers' blogs, er...uh, yeah. Okay. I'll get back to work now. ;)

jerzegirl said...

Hi Holly
It reminds me of this quote

"Every writer I know has trouble writing." ~Joseph Heller

I also think that sometimes writing is like giving birth.. We try to advoid the pain of the process but we want the finished product..

Thanks for stopping by friend.