8 Reasons Why Writing Feels Like A Fairground Ride #writerslife #writers


  1. 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?’
  2. 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.
  3. You go to the fairground seeking thrill and excitement. You go sit at your writing desk for literary based thrills and excitement. Sigh!
  4. You are not alone on a fairground ride and you are not alone in the writing world.
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!’
  8. 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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27 thoughts on “8 Reasons Why Writing Feels Like A Fairground Ride #writerslife #writers

  1. Writing is a rollercoaster, but the answer is not to have an alternative. The answer is to write, write, write, until you get back on the high. Each gap between highs will get smaller, for awhile, but you have to realize that the most prolific writers in the world have bad days. Those are the days you must write, to get the guff out of your system. You can’t leave it there to stew. My advice is simply to write six days a week, and tend to the rest of your life on the seventh. On the days you write, sit at your computer without the internet on for a minimum of two hours. Or a maximum. But pick one. Set a rule and keep to it most of the time. If you miss a day, chill. But get back in the saddle the next day. Quiet that inner editor/nag. You are in charge. You make the decisions. You know you can write more than 15k words now. Do it.

      1. Glad you like it! I’m sure you just haven’t found the right hobby. Try something completely different. Maybe running? Or martial arts! Have a great Friday xx

  2. I’m with you on the dancing. Perhaps it’s a writerly thing, having two left feet! Creative baking I enjoy, but following complicated recipes written by other people, I do not enjoy at all. Have got stirring sauces on the stove while reading an exciting novel down to a fine art, although at first it did feel like an exercise in brain-gym. Gardening — I need supervising when it comes to handling anything too fiddly or dainty.

  3. ‘Never Again’? What?! I love fairground rides! ALWAYS AGAIN! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! *should lay off the adrenaline… and coffee* :p

    And I love that rush on both roller coasters and writing. It’s an adventure. You may know what will happen next, but you don’t really understand it or feel it until you’re right in the middle of it. You know? You don’t generally have a gut-dropping feeling until you’re plummeting down the other side of the hill. ^.^ Same thing for writing: You can’t explain the intoxicating whirlwind of blasting out your story until you’re actually doing it.

      1. Hee hee! ^.^ You’re welcome. I have a mild addiction to adrenaline and roller coasters. :p (I’ve also started to become more aware of my natural body reactions to events to improve my writing: how adrenaline, temperature changes, emotional changes, etc, effect the body. It’s really helpful. ^.^)

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