Thursday, 16 August 2012
A word is not the same with one writer as with another.
"One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket."
So said Charles Péguy - a noted French poet, essayist, and editor born in Orléans. So noted, in fact, that I've never heard of him.
I think I could rephrase it to fit in with my writing experiences, starting "One day of writing is not the same as another..."
The day before yesterday - tearing words one by one from my guts. Yesterday, pulling them effortlessly from my metaphorical overcoat pocket.
It's the first time for AGES I enjoyed writing (and I tell everyone I do it for fun!)
I did get a little bit peeved when I read this from Viki King's How to Write a Movie in 21 Days: The Inner Movie Method (It's in the fantasy genre!)...bearing in mind I've been battling with this screenplay on and off since January...
Day 3 (says Viki) Write pages 30-45
Day 15 Update
6 pages and joy!