And the title, Writing's an Organized Mess, is so fitting for my post today.
First of all, whoever created this picture, WOW, absolutely beautiful. Secondly, they must've been a genius because the title says it all. Doesn't it?
Even though my writing isn't exactly organized, per say, it is definitely a mess. [LOL] I like to think there is a method to my madness. Then again, I could just be lying to myself, but it seems to be working for me, either way. : )
A little over seventeen days ago, I gave my self a swift kick in the butt, and vowed before all of you to finish the outline to my WIP. Oh, how I tried. And tried, and tried, and tried to finish that outline. Unfortunately, I didn't finish. I did learn something, though. And as a writer, it's always wonderful to discover which outlet sparks the most creativity. I discovered that "outlining" while it may be helpful to some, was a complete drain on my creative self. Outlining and I do not play well together (truthfully, we can't even be in the same room together. Especially with breakable things nearby).
Don't you just love it when you're on the first draft high? You know, before you realize how much you messed up and how much you need to fix. First draft high is definitely the best. Oh, and finishing. That's always good, too.
With that being said, I'm off to work on my first draft. The only bad thing about taking so long to figure out that you can't outline is: your writing brain gets a little rusty. Thankfully, I'm bouncing back quite fast, and I attribute it to all of these blogs I write every day. See, being addicted to blogging can be a good thing. Ah, ha! I knew it!
Wish me luck guys! And I wish you luck with your writing, too!