Some where I saw the suggestion that there are two kinds of writers. One is the person who like to plan out the story, every twist and turn, and then the story builds and falls into place. I think I am the other type, maybe. They just sit and write and let it flow out. The story sorts itself as they write.
I have a tendency to write inspired. Sometimes it means, with songs, I take up my guitar, and the song emerges. My sister, a website designer, (Holmpage.com) suggested several years ago I start a blog. This is my first. I have to say, I like this. I know with my website (deepsoulsinging.com) I tend to go on and rewrite pages…whether I do justice or not. So I think I just need to write, and a blog is good for me. And let it go like seeds into the wind.
I started the Marco Polo Table, on an impulse to pull over to the side of the road and write. As I struggle today to get it out, on a planned day with time to write, and a deadline of sorts, as the Camp NaNoWriMo intensive writing goal deadline looms a week away, it is a struggle. Not that struggle is bad. Hey, my life has had so many struggles. A couple of times, people have asked me, “Why do you struggle so much?”
Is it to help me find plot lines? I don’t know. But writing feels good.
What kind of writer are you? Do you plan your stories or are they emergent entities? I’d love to hear of your experience.