Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Becoming your own driving force
A long time ago I read an article that I found rather disappointing and enlightening at the same time. It was about a woman who had written a novel and because she had generated very little interest in it, she then decided to not only bury her whole career as a writer but also to bury her novel as well. What I found so interesting about the article is that it summed up the levels of both persistence and attention span of most people. I feel that writing, like everything else, is essentially a trial by error process. So, with that in mind, if you don't find immediate results in your work, you have to become the necessary driving force behind it. I, myself, have been involved with this process for over sixteen years and while the results are currently less than I prefer, I believe the process itself has been extremely rewarding in it's own way. There is definitely a certain magic to the creative process, a magic that those who are not associated with it could possibly understand. It's that magic that continues my journey as a writer. And one day who knows, maybe my works will be an influential factor in someone else who chooses the same path.