Writers are fantastic people, who weave worlds out of words and paint pictures with sentences. Unfortunately, writing comes with some other things that nobody ever told you about.
1. The feeling of finishing a story.
This has to be the most spectacular feeling ever. It's just your moment of triumph, when you've finally finished it. The story is finished, and YOU told it. You got your hands dirty, you toiled hard, but you finally finished a story. That satisfaction, that pride, that feeling of ecstasy,cannot be compared to anything.
2. Writer's Block.
Writer's Block is only that horrible dry feeling inside you, when you've completely run out of ideas, like a desert of emptiness, creativity being the rain. I heard this quote somewhere, and I'm not sure where exactly, but it keeps me motivated."You don't have Writer's Block. You just don't have anything to say to the world."
3. The burst of creativity.
It's like a monsoon after a drought. When you're suddenly filled with all these marvelous ideas that you're just dying to use, and words are spilling out of you. It starts with a tiny spark of creativity,and all goes up from there.I love this feeling,it makes me feel energized and inspired.
4. Killing Your Darlings.
Yes, this is definitely inspired by the quote. It doesn't only mean kill off your favourite characters, as much as it may break your heart. It means get rid of all those unnecessary people in your story, who don't play any part, as lively and amusing they might be. It hurts so much to kill off a character that you have grown to love and cherish, because you practically created them.
5. When people like it.
Other people's opinions don't matter. Unless the opinion is good. When people actually take time to read your writing and say that they genuinely liked it, that is something stupendous. It makes you feel so bubbly inside because a person other than yourself enjoyed reading your work. Isn't that partially what writing's about? To make other people happy with YOUR words?
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