Friday, March 11, 2011

Happenings In Life

Ah - I know I must be insane - but when things happen, I just get the biggest kick out of standing back and looking at them, really looking at them, and thinking - how can I use this in my writing....

*indrawn breath*

If that makes me insane, I kind of like it. I tell you, it is way better than having things happen and being blown away by them. Or frozen in place. Or wallowing in self-pity.

The act of stepping back and watching and thinking about what it means to me - getting into my inner self and delving deep - frightening, but releasing. If that makes any sense.

I know I've used broken bones to 'know' what it feels like for one of my characters. The pain, the fear, the inhumanity of caregivers, the helplessness, the being at the mercy of living alone and trying to make due, or living with someone and being at their pleasure to help you.

Delving deep is incredibly terrifying - but it's great for writing.

Life is good.


  1. I think one of the best ways to write -- as well as to cope with Real Life -- is to use those things that impact us in our stories. I do the same thing. Not only does it make our writing more realistic, it truly helps us process those feelings or hurts we've felt or are feeling in a healthy way. And you just know it's going to help someone else, too, when they read what has been written!

  2. Ah ha! So it's healthy, is it? Good to know. *giggles*

  3. They always say, "Write what you know!" :-)