Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Blog Chain - Challenge Yourself
What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of being a writer? What is your greatest reward from writing?
For me, the most challenging aspect is finding time to write and actually starting to write. Once I get going and my fingers are typing away, I get lost in the story and everything flows pretty well. But at the moment I'm juggling about a thousand different balls and writing is but one small part of that. I haven't yet figured out a good way to balance them perfectly yet, but my life is a work in progress. Hopefully with a happily ever after ending.
The greatest reward I get is when I'm in the groove, the words are just flowing along, and I feel like a writer. Like when I look back at a particular phrase or scene and I can honestly say "Oh man, that's awesome." That's when I really feel good about being a writer, when the words are dripping from my virtual pen like sweet honey straight off the comb - or like acid dripping from the fangs of a xenomorph. It just depends on what I'm writing, though the latter is more fun. Yeah baby, that's when all the planets are aligned and everything is good in my universe.
Now I'll pass the torch to the ever-awesome Michelle H., who should have her answer up tomorrow. But feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments. What are your challenges and rewards where writing is concerned?