So, I’m going to have to bow out of my A to Z Challenge posts – Signs and Wonders, Colorado road signs as metaphors for writing. What have I learned here? Pay more attention to what’s on your plate, give yourself a break and get your work done. My creative work has to be completing my first draft. With that in mind, here’s my letter A entry, my first and last for this year’s challenge.
A – First draft is an avalanche. One moment you’re sliding down the slope of inspiration, the next moment you’re up to your neck in letters and words, phrases and ideas. The first blast of creativity is euphoric, alluring, fantastic, but the second blast is long range weaponry. Somewhere out there indecision and procrastination lurk, waiting to knock out the unprepared writer – like me. Problem? My plot is not well planned. Upside? I have fantastic characters. So, for now, my mission is completing my first draft. In one month. OK. Maybe five weeks. But, I’ll be checking out everyone else’s A to Z, and I’ll blog short updates once a week.
What have you learned from the combination of life’s ups and downs combined with failure to plan?
Have fun with A to Z. I’m with you in spirit.