Your Writer’s Mind.
In truth, a writer’s mind is unique and who can know it but another writer. Writers experience different thoughts on a daily basis. Just walking down the street might bring thoughts that would make a great story. Writers look at their surroundings and consider the weather, the people around them, different situations, noise, lights and colors, shadows, mishaps and misfortunes and the list goes on. I really thought that this point brought to light the writer’s mind. “The writer’s mind is wily.”
In truth a writer will often be distracted from any diversions because the thought process is always moving, imagining and creating the next topic. A writer has millions of ideas but harnessing those thoughts on paper is a different story. Writers might begin one story but become so captivated by something else that they start a new story, placing the other one on the side.
Related post: http://garrisonpublishing.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/writers-born-to-create/
What brings inspiration to an author? Is it simply the need for gratification or could it be much more. To me, a writer should enjoy every part of writing itself even if the work is never read. In the Wikipedia, online encyclopedia,”Gratification is the pleasurable emotional reaction of happiness in response to a fulfillment of a desire or goal.” To look at this much further, one must define what the fulfillment aspect of the desire or goal is. What fulfills us and brings satisfaction? Is writing itself instant gratification or is it the completed work—the book that brings it?
I look around as I sit at my desktop writing this blog post and think about writing and what it means to me. I really can’t explain it in one simple blog post. All I can say is writing has meant more to me over the last year than it has ever meant. Yes, I wanted to be a writer when I was younger and wrote short stories, poetry, etc.. The desire of writing is not the fulfillment of having a completed work that others look at and buy. If it were, I wouldn’t take time to write a blog because it takes time away from writing my manuscript. I believe this year I have learned more about the writing process and how to make the words flow much easier.
As a young child, I was really quiet. I didn’t speak a lot in school and never had lots of friends. It wasn’t because I didn’t like people or they didn’t like me. It was simply that I enjoyed my thoughts. I would get lost in my own thoughts and it made it hard to focus on schoolwork or time needed to make new friends. As an adult, I would say that I am a lot like I was as a child. I am married and have two children. That is where any extra time is spent. I have met lots of other authors along the way and they have been more of a friend to me than people I see everyday. I guess the concept of having something in common is what I enjoy talking to them about.
To get back to the discussion, each writer has their own reasons for writing. Some may look at it as a means of escape, others as a way to express themselves, or to complete a work of art. I agree with all of these reasons but to me I see it as a gift. A gift is usually shared with others instead of hidden in a closet. Reaching the world with writing is a gift that should be shared. Therefore if you love to write, spread your gift to the world. I’m sure there are many out there that are waiting for your thoughts, whether you think so or not. Good luck and get writing.
We are now accepting entries for a writer’s contest. Submissions must follow all rules to be eligible. The winner will be announced July 31st, 2013. The short story will be published on this blog. Winner will be eligible to submit a book manuscript for consideration and a possible contract with our company.
1. Entries must be original and previously unpublished.
2. Must not be any longer than 10,000 words.
3. Must be 18 years old to enter contest.
4. Must proofread before submitting.
5. Must agree to allow KG Books Publishing to post the short story on this blog.
6. Only one winner.
7. Do not plagiarise anyone’s work. Legal action can be taken against you.
8. Decision of the judges is final.
9. Submission should be considered for all ages. Do not write something that you wouldn’t want a child to read. No Adult themes.
10. Submit work to firstname.lastname@example.org In the RE section write: Short Story Contest
11. Entries must include author, email address, and a Title
12. Must be in English.
13. Only one entry per person.
14. KG Books Publishing is not responsible for lost emails.