Posted by Joanne Hayle
It is becoming a bit of a joke around here.
I say that I will probably stop writing in say, a couple of hours time, and then four, five (or longer) hours later I actually do stop.
It is miraculous when inspiration hits and like on Monday I sat down and over 5000 words later I finished work for the day and to me time had flown by.
It wasn’t work, it was a visit to another world, meeting new people, seeing what stories they had to tell. My characters often grow much more than my basic framework, they have their own voices and in the editing process I have to make sure that they speak with their voices but with me in charge!!
I look at the page and I am genuinely stunned – how did all those words get there????
Sometimes I have to switch the OCD nagging doubts voice off before the creativity flows freely, and sometimes I am sure that I start off writing absolute rubbish so that my brain is forced to click in to writer mode but the processes are wonderful.
I hope the inspiration keeps on coming and I am thankful for the words that do appear – even if it’s a tough day in the imagination and I seem to spend a lot of time writing bits and pieces.
I love my job!!!