Wednesday, 11 July 2012

My Day Off So Let Me Present: Stephen King's On Writing.

Today was my day off from work, and accidentally became my day off from writing.
Did spend 2 hours this morning editing what I had previously written so it all connects up, but didn't really increase the word count. I then finished Stephen King's 'On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft' which is awesome. After lunch, I must have been more stressed than I realised, because I fell asleep and didn't wake up for ages. So I decided I would just take today off and read. Continuing my 'research' into young adults fantasy, I finished off one of the Percy Jackson books. It was the first one I have read, even though it was a year ago now some of my students at a summer school recommended them to me. The book definitely had appeal, and inspired me to try writing a really fast paced action series. 

So, because I have nothing interesting myself to say, I thought I would leave you with the final part of Stephen King's book, just because I liked it so much:

'On some days that writing is a pretty grim slog. On others - more and more of them as my leg begins to heal and my mind reaccustoms itself to its old routine -  I feel that buzz of happiness, that sense of having found the right words and put them in a line. It's like lifting off in an airplane: you're on the ground, on the ground, on the ground...and then you're up, riding on a magical cushion of air and prince of all you survey. That makes me happy, because it's what I was made to do.'

If you have never felt like this you might want to consider that you weren't made to be a writer.
I might not have been made to be a successful or prize winning writer, but I'm pretty sure writing is what I was always meant to do. It's sad it's taken me this long to realise, but also great that I can make up for lost time.

Until tomorrow.


1 comment:

  1. Jenny Greentree (Buffy's little sister)Thu Jul 12, 04:16:00 pm

    Just thought I'd leave you a comment to let you know that you blog is still be read, enjoyed, and inspirating. I would like to encourage anyone else reading to leave a comment too to motivate Buffy in writing this and let her now how supported she is.

    P.s. the family is all behind her on her writing quest and knowing how stubborn she is and her amazing will power (she was one of those annoying sibligs who could make her easter eggs last for weeks) fully expect her to succeed. Although I understand if she needs to vilify us in order to give her something to be stubborn against.