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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Light Bulb Moments

Afternoon Folks,

Happy Sunday Sundae and all that :-)

Ever had a moment when you're writing where you go "Oh duh!" Or "Hey! That's what I needed to do."?

One of mine happened yesterday. I was frustrated with Chapter 2 and 3 in Conjure A Man having rewritten them several times and it still wasn't working. Then I thought, "Wait, what about the original chapter 2 from before I changed chapter 1?" I hunted up the file and to my great relief I hadn't deleted it. So, now chapter 2 is back and I can relax and think "It really works best there." I think chapter 3 will be easier, now.

But has that happened to you? You have this moment where you've tried and tried and tried, only to realize the original was best...go find and and lo, and behold, there it is! Problem solved. Had those moments?

Anyway, today's short and sweet (like a sundae, ha, ha, bad joke).

Hope You Have A Scrumptious Sunday!


4 comments:

Regina Milton said...

I've had moments when I was really struggling with something and the answer just came to me. Those are wonderful moments.

bethanyintexas said...

Regina,

Those are wonderful moments, but this one was more like "DUH!" LOL Still good, though because then I knew what to do with the story and that helps when working on a manuscript.

rageagainstthebeans said...

don't have the original idea moment that often. more often find that when i release my brain, do something else, or just relax/meditate then sometimes it opens up.

wondering if fellow writers could support another writer in a vote. Laura, shown at the link here: http://www.ahamoment.com/pg/voting?momentSeed=1255459408&offset=20

has had her story about writing, become a finalist in the mutual of omaha, aha moment vote. if enough of us vote for her then she'll be in their 2010 ad campaign. nothing monetary about it, just big megaphone about power of writing.

thanks,

cam
cam@ahamoment.com

bethanyintexas said...

Cam-

Thank you for dropping by and commenting.