- You are either riding high with the wind in your hair enjoying the literary buzz of a new story or hurtling towards the ground fast thinking ‘OMG what am I writing?’
- You cannot get off the writing fairground ride if you are a true writer. No matter how hard you try its impossible to stop the ride.
- You go to the fairground seeking thrill and excitement. You go sit at your writing desk for literary based thrills and excitement. Sigh!
- You are not alone on a fairground ride and you are not alone in the writing world.
- On the fairground ride you wave at others having the same amount of fun as you. In the writing world you tweet and depending on the response there will be others having the same amount of literary fun as you!
- Sometimes the fairground ride does not live up to expectations and you are left feeling disappointed. Some days writing does not live up to your expectations either!
- After a good and thrilling fairground ride you will find yourself staggering away, wiping your brow and muttering ‘never again!’. After finishing your draft novel you will also find yourself staggering away, wiping your brow and muttering ‘never again!’
- Sometimes a fairground ride can be a ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ type ride. This is where you have no idea about what it’s going to do to you or how far its going to catapult you up into the air. Sometimes you start to write a story with no clue about the plot or the direction it’s going to go in. All you have is a vague idea. This is the literary equivalent to the ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ fairground ride.
Have fun out there writers!
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