Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It Hasn't Lost Its Charm...

I've been browsing through my older posts and one in particular caught my eye.

What do you love to create?

At the time, I posted just about everything related to what I was writing. Now, while most of the answers are still the same, I'm discovering more about what I love to create.

I know I griped a lot about the query, the synopsis and all of that. In the end, I'm happy to say I actually did find a positive to it all. Writing the query and the synopsis forced me into breaking out of my comfort zone. I'm not comfortable writing those things. They suck. But I did it.

Editing and using beta readers... same thing. Scared me half to death to release what I wrote into the arms of strangers, but I did it. And that helped my writing as well.

Even after all of that, I still love creating every bit of my characters, my world, my stories. I'm not sure I will ever give it all up. It would take some serious maiming or death. And if there is any maiming to be done, it'll be by me... just kidding. ;) Maybe. Halloween brings out my dark side. Muahaha!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

When we do the things that make us uncomfortable, we grow!

Mel Chesley said...

I realize that now, Alex, but I certainly didn't see it at the beginning of the process. :D

Anonymous said...

Excellent reflection.