Candy, Clarity, & Creativity

candy
Standing in front of candy-filled shelves is a good place to contemplate, because therein lies every writer’s story.

 

A WRITER’S TALE

 

Once upon a time, you heard the
snickers of your friends upon announcing you were writing a novel.
They didn’t realize that writing provides your creative
 lifesaver
 and that when you gaze up into the
milky way you dream of plot and character.
But hey, you’re just one of many writing

nerds

striving to live the dream.

Each writer’s path is different. Some stop and start, while others experience the 
 skittles
of plot flaws and banal characters. Attending writer’s club meetings or conferences helps because you take advice from savvy

smarties

and learn from the mistakes of 

airheads

Back home, in the glow of the LCD screen, you practice the craft of writing, making sure to give your story that creative

nestles crunch

Months later, you hand your manuscript over to a beta  reader only to have a creative meltdown, your

starburst

as you are told that plot holes and pacing flaws riddle your manuscript.

More months pass while you rewrite and rewrite and rewrite some more. Only after wiping the sweet sweat of editing from your brow do you believe your manuscript is

good and plenty
with conflict and characters. Now it’s time to take the publishing plunge.
With anxiety you use your trembling
butterfingers
to send that first query.
And you wait…

twix

the time of querying and the
whoppers of rejections you  manage to carry on undaunted. Maybe you even begin writing your second novel.

But in the end, long weekends spent in writing caves, dark nights obsessing over plot, months of research, and countless hours of slavish devotion  are done for one reason. It is the hope that your words will provide delight to a reader.  Because, after all, isn’t that a real writer’s 

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