Friday, September 21, 2012

A WRITER'S DEFINITIONS

I must write for two hours each day or I go insane.

Definitions:

Insane - Uncontrollably angry. Dangerously distracted. Prone to muttering to self in unintelligible, quick fashion that may cause others to believe I am speaking in tongues. Moving in response to thoughts unrelated to my own physical condition.

Two - Anywhere between one and six.

Write - Making pictures in my head. Sometimes the pictures move. Sometimes they talk. Sometimes they hurt one another, or are already hurt when they arrive. Often I crunch the pictures up like pieces of paper and squeeze them until they run down my neck and through my arms to dribble out of my fingers. When I'm working well, I can reconstitute the pictures into words in a way that "looks" like they did in my head. When I'm not working well, it's all stick figures with bad attitudes and nothing interesting to say.

Must - Bound by an imperative, essential requirement and obligation to myself.

6 comments:

  1. see, I can go without writing. But then the stories don't get written. And that just makes me sad.

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    1. That is the saddest thing. *hangs head for a moment of silence*

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  2. OMG. Now I see where all these angry stick figures are coming from. *wanders off, muttering to self*

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  3. Love your definitions! And I'm totally with you; I get much more stressed if I'm not writing enough. Hubby has actually told me to go write before (the same way I tell him to go exercise so he can get his own crankiness out). We all have to achieve balance in our own way, don't we?

    Happy writing!

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    1. Exactly! We must create to maintain equilibrium.

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