Good Afternoon All,
The greatest joys for an author is when they finish a manuscript and getting published. But before that happens, there's little moments of triumph and agony.
Times when the story just flows from the fingertips, moments when the characters are most engaging, falling in love with the story for the first time, times of big flashes of inspiration, et cetera.
Sorrows come when an author is struggling with a plot point, or when something isn't fitting...or if the story just doesn't want to "behave" itself. A character can be acting unlike his or herself, or scene the author likes has to be cut.
But despite all this, most of the time a writer comes back to why he or she is writing in the first place:
Could it be because said author just can't help it?
Maybe the author in question feels compelled to write--like the story is just bursting out from inside the writer.
Whatever the reasons, an author needs a reason to write.
So what are your reasons for writing? What are some of your greatest joys and deepest sorrows when writing?
Have A Thrill-Filled Tuesday!