Years ago I thought I had to seek adventure to have something worthwhile to write. Now I find that writing itself is an adventure. I never know where that first word on the page will take me. Winds shift and soon I am in uncharted waters. Characters that I create become difficult and threaten mutiny. The ebb and flow of research can strand me on rocks for days. (I share some of the flotsam and jetsam from my research on my blog.)
And don’t get me started on encountering the writing doldrums.
For more discussions on writing, visit The Storyteller’s Inkpot, written by fellow alumni, students, and faculty of Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. You’ll also find some of my recent posts there. See the links below.
From November 3, 2016: Writing and Revising While Building a House
From October 9, 2015: Macabre Writing Prompts From My Backyard
From June 9, 2015: Resetting My Setting
From September 16, 2014: The Evolution of Literature from Monkeys to Artificial Intelligence