Apparently there are some of you who are impressed by the fact that my rambling… goes off in so many directions. You know, I go on about such differing stuff in the same post.
Are you sure this is a good thing and not just a sign of, well, at the best, disorganization, and at the worst, dementia?
I have to admit that I feel like it just comes from being really, really disorganized. Not so much around here, but in my leetle head. You should see me write. Or rather I should see YOU. I am intensely curious.
With me there is usually a lot of cutting and pasting and deleting and rewording. It seems like not much flows that doesn’t get a major overhaul before it’s done. Oh, and I never title it until it’s finished because it’s so strange by the time it gets done the original title never really fits anymore.
Is it like that for you? I mean whether or not you blog, cause I have a few readers that I don’t think do it, but I could be wrong and they just don’t want me to find them. Yeah. That’s probably it.
Well I have just reread that and decided that I won’t go back and fix anything except spelling mistakes. And believe me when I tell you that if I didn’t check for that you could come away not knowing that I said anything at all.
So please let me hear from you and tell me how do you do it? And no. This is not a cop-out on a post. I really am curious.
Comment by witchypoo on November 8, 2008 at 11:40 am
I just pick a story and type til it’s done. Very little editing or re-wording, because that feels like work.
Comment by Roger on November 8, 2008 at 1:01 pm
I am of the mind that doesn’t like to edit or rewrite anything. In fact, I cannot ever write the same thing over and over again. My career as a writer is doomed, before it really gets off the ground I guess. There are very few blog posts that have been written in a different form (i.e. on Word or Google Docs) before I post it. Usually, I sit in front of the computer knowing that I have X amount of time before something or someone distracts me, so I get it all down and hit publish. After checking spelling, of course. I hate misspelling words and do it more frequently than I should.
That all being said, it doesn’t work too well for novels, as you probably have noticed, I am not published in that form. 🙂 So, I need to work on becoming an outliner, which goes completely against my internal way of thinking. I am working on it, sort of, but I really just like to write, not edit.
I have to admit that God has belessed me with the ability to do this, so who am I to argue? However, if I want to get published I am going to have to grow up sooner or later, preferably sooner, because these stories are starting to mess with my head. 🙂
Don’t know if this, unedited, rant/comment helps or not. What I will suggest is for you to do what feels right to you. I know that there are several million people that say I am a kook for writing the way I do, yet there are still several million that agree with me. Unfortunately there are several billion people that don’t even know how to read or write, so I don’t listen to them. 🙂
Oh and I use too many emoticons, I think. 🙂
Comment by Ree on November 8, 2008 at 2:32 pm
I have started out blogging about one topic and ended up on a completely DIFFERENT train of thought going the other direction and on the high-speed rail to hell. 😉
Then I just take out everything I don’t like, scrunch it together, and hit Publish with my eyes closed.
Then I pray.
Hee! Well, all except the last part.
Comment by Anglophile Football Fanatic on November 8, 2008 at 3:38 pm
I try to keep the story cohesive. I write & then publish – rarely with changes. And, the title? I find it the most imporant part.
Comment by Predo on November 8, 2008 at 6:00 pm
Well, with my vast experience of one full week, I shall attempt to condense the process. For myself, it is an effortless flow of genius and brilliant metaphorical quips! LMAO!!!!! I actually have a thought in mind about what I want to say, start with the title, and then unleash from there. Cut, paste, delete, add, move, change and yes scream for a cocktail are actions I know quite well. Like Auntie Mame, reincarnate!! Having said that, don’t you think it is totally worth it!!!!
Comment by Big Hair Envy on November 8, 2008 at 9:43 pm
I stay up half the night trying to figure out what the heck I’m going to write about the next day. Those ideas that sound good at 3 a.m.? Don’t go with that.
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