We arrived early with comfortable chairs, cold drinks, mosquito spray, and our patience. Anticipation of the big event kept us swatting bugs, checking our phones, and watching for the first pop and bang that signaled the beginning of the show.
For me, writing is a whole lot like this. When a book is in the planning stages, I spend a whole lot of time getting ready for the actual writing. I get comfortable, fill my mug with a nice cinnamon apple iced tea, and then I swat bugs (real life interruptions, ideas that don’t work, etc) while I await the big show (an actual synopsis I’m happy with). Or I skip the synopsis and just start writing. Somewhere along the way I begin to love the story and the characters. In short, the fireworks begin.
Are you a writer? If so, what does your writing process look like? At what point do the fireworks arrive?
Maybe you’re a reader. If so, tell me about the last book you read! I want to hear about the fireworks!
Admin: Sorry for the confusion. This post released early then was rescheduled for today.