Friday, May 25, 2012

Epiphanic reminders*

*I don't even know if 'epiphanic' is a real word, but I like it, so I'm using it. :)

I was just about to get started writing--later than I wanted to begin due to unexpected situations--but I found myself distracted. I couldn't quite start. "Well, I'll read some #editortips then, or visit an author's blog, to get inspired." I enjoyed both, but kept flittering from one blog to the next, like an indecisive butterfly. I still couldn't start writing.

Then it hit me: if I couldn't find the "right" thing in someone else's words, I should write my own.

So here I am.

Then I realized this was something I already knew. It was part of the reason, a part that never even really needed to be stated out loud, that I wanted to be a writer in the first place.

Sometimes I think we have epiphanies, grand floods of inspiration and information, and we suddenly understand something that moments before was elusive. But I think we can also have epiphanic reminders, those moments when something you already knew comes to the forefront of thought rather suddenly, and you wonder why you didn't think of it earlier.

I'm off to write now. I have a chica stuck in hell who needs to get out before New Year's. She's gonna need a little help.

Happy writing, everyone.


Bellanoche said...

Thanks for your comment on turning fear into an encouragement mechanism. Good luck to you and your endeavors!

Jennifer Ambrose said...

Yes! I love those moments of encouragement, like a lantern in the dark woods that reminds you to stay on the path. One step and one word at a time!