Thursday, 25 October 2012
Dawning revelation ('Breaking Damn!')
I have been a bit (very) slack in getting on with rewriting 'Coffee'. This morning, as I was writing, I let loose with words and things started moving along. As I looked at the situation, I realised that what I have been trying to do is to write in a 'writerly' way, limiting things like figures of speech and so on. By letting go and going with what I love, the words came thick and fast. That is, I am almost certain, also the reason why I have procrastinated on the rewrite. There is no reason for me to attempt to be excessively prosaic if the first object of the exercise is joy in finding the story and fleshing out its textures. LESSON: 'Have fun first, you knucklehead.'