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Wonder Wednesday: The Call to Write

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Today, I am wondering if my writing will ever accurately portray the story to the reader as I see it in my mind. I expect this is something all writers struggle with but it gnaws at me. This niggling feeling in the back of my mind says I'm not good enough.

But is it really our job to make them see every bit the same as we do? Or is it to provide the reader with enough to spark their imagination, so they can fill in the gaps?

Perhaps it's somewhere in between those two extremes; in the Goldilocks zone.

When I think about my characters, I smile as though they are my best friends and I am enjoying their recount of the latest shenanigans we all got into. Indeed, sometimes I even laugh out loud because they feel that real to me.

I want my readers to know them as well as I do. Or at least pretty close. I like keeping some secrets.

I'm on a writing break right now, and my characters keep bugging me to get back to their story. I keep telling them to be patient because my house needs cleaning and I'm trying to wait to make more changes while the current version is being judged in a contest. They can be such brats. I bet they'll sulk once I'm ready to get back to them. The living room/dining room/entrance/and kitchen are mostly clean. My bedroom/office is a disaster, though. Let me clean my writing nook at least!

"But writing will make you a better writer", they urge.

I suppose I could write some new scenes while I'm waiting...

Fine, Josy, you win!

Dammit.

She's almost as stubborn as I am.

Well, it looks like I have writing to do.

Ciao,
R~

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