Monday, February 2, 2009

Why Do I Have An Emu?

I'm taking advantage of my unanticipated vacation to work on my book. After reading every publication on the planet regarding how authors should organize their ideas, I finally have been able to put those books to good use.

They're sitting in an intellectually artistic casual assortment on my coffee table.

I'm beginning to suspect that one of the problems my brain has dealing with the world is that it doesn't like being stuffed into rules and structure. I find that confusing, and stressful. My wiring can't process it.

So I sat down to just plain old write yesterday. Start at the beginning and let the stories tell themselves, as they did when I was a child. The first thing that happened was the damn emu showed up. No idea where the damn emu came from or what he's doing there. Why an emu?

I guess I'm going to find out when I do today's installment. Or maybe the answer to the emu won't come until later. I wonder what today will bring - it's fun and exciting to write this way.



Anonymous said...

You've got it lady, just write. Remember the greatest gift to writers from the 20 century are two keys. Insert and Delete. Well, at least you don't need carbon paper, white out, and eraser anymore. Momm

The Daily Blonde said...

I like a little structure but I hate rules. Just go with it. Emu-Memu.
I see we have yet another fantabulous question to answer!

Mary Moore said...

That's often how I write too! Just go for it.

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