So there I was, watching Jurassic Park, when a couple of my muses came by to find out how the writing hiatus was going. Um, hello? MOVIE. WITH DINOSAURS. FIGHTING. (or Jurassic Cage Match, bitchez!)
Funny thing about writers. They never actually stop writing. Even if they’re not physically engaging in the act of writing, they are nonetheless thinking about storylines, characters, scenarios. I’m one of those writers for whom stories unfold like movies in my head. I have entire dialogues going on when I envision a scene or vignette. Writing is thus for me like being a director. I give the characters a lot of free agency (that’s what it feels like), and I basically turn them loose within the plot, though we all work together to get the vision onto the screen (in this case, the monitor).
Anyway, though I haven’t been actually WRITING writing, I’m still writing. Lots of ideas going on. Okay, and I have actually broken my hiatus this week. I continued working on the fourth in my Far Seek Chronicles sci fi series. And as I was tinkering, I remembered why I like writing so much.
So, my muses asked. What have you been doing while you haven’t been engaged in the physical act of writing? I directed them HERE. A veritable plethora of movies, books, television, and fun-ness. Which has allowed a whole lot of ideas to feed into the ol’ brain.
Like what? the muses ask.
You should know, I say.
Not for US, they say. For THEM ::sweeping gesture encompassing Women and Words::
Ah. Sneaky, those muses! I’ll tell you what. I’ll open this here blog to an impromptu Q&A with YOU, the readers of it!
So go ahead. Whatever questions you want to ask me, whether it’s about writing, publishing, or the weird stuff I think about day-to-day. Goofy, serious, whatever. I will totally put the dinosaur fighting on pause to respond.
And have I told you how much we here at Women and Words LUV and appreciate you? Because we do. Thanks so much for reading.