Friday, April 12, 2013

The Feeling of Getting it Right

Aaahhh, Joy.


Words come together like a giant puzzle, and when the last piece fits, it's joy. 
One word. Joy. 
Never mind that we'll usually try and see if the puzzle can be improved by adding another piece or two to the final project.
 Sometimes we think another 200 pieces is all it needs and then it will be perfect :)
 but, eventually we scrape off all the excess and see our words for what they are. 
Then a scene becomes happy and complete.

Yup, I get a little giddy at that point. Then I re-read and smile... a lot! 


Only then am I allowed to sweat and worry about whether everyone else will agree, but for the moment... joy!


3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm a bare bones writer and find the best way to tell a story is to keep it simple.

Hillary Sperry said...

I agree Alex! If it doesn't move the story along, it's not gonna last long in my book. However, I can't deny writing a few hundred words extra a time or two, just to realize it only helps me as the author, and the story doesn't need it at all!

Janice Sperry said...

I tend to be a little too bare bones. Then I have to go back and add in descriptions. It's all there in my head. I just forget to type it in.