Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pen or Not?




Her hands couldn’t pen quickly enough.
Characters written pell-mell,
storylines crashing headfirst into each other.
This is how Potter was born.
In a cafe, pen in hand.
Yes. But not today.
Now read...

25 comments:

Ruby Manchanda said...

Wow

Ally Atherton said...

J K Rowling gives us all hope.

Enjoyed


Ally :)

Renada Styles said...

Those moments where clashing words manifest into something magnificent- always a relief and inspiration to continue writing.

rebecca said...

I've always been in awe of her limitless creativity. And as an empathic, humble and good-hearted human, she rates pretty high as well.

rebecca said...

Indeed Renada. I love those moments where ideas gush out of your creative mind with torrential force.

Lyssa Medana said...

So very true! LM x

kymm said...

Got to have that pen in hand! And keep the words crashing. And read. Great sketch.

Atreyee said...

Ah,I hope to feel that way someday-at the moment it is drawing a blank more often than I would like,lol!!A great take on the prompt,loved it:-)

rebecca said...

Yes, indeed, Renata! I couldn't agree more.

rebecca said...

Thanks Kymm. And, yes, as a writer, a pen is a necessary tool. One never knows when or where an idea might be birthed...

rebecca said...

Atreyee, I know the feeling well. There are moments where one is creatively arid. Tumbleweeds arid! But then one day.....

rebecca said...

Thanks 😊

rebecca said...

Isn't it? Your ideas are gushing out and no possible way for your hands to keep up with your thoughts....

trudgingthroughfog said...

"Pell-mell" is such an awesome phrase. I love the absolute abandon in the first few lines, and the reining-in in the last few: "But not today. Now read." It's a great illustration of that push-pull we all have when our responsibilities bump up against our passions. Nice job.

Ashley Kagaoan said...

Love it! That's how I feel most of the time!

Tom MacInnes said...

Well, you are certainly preaching to the converted with this post! We have all experienced those moments when the story hadn't emerged yet or else, the poem was just a thought or a feeling still unformed and unexpressed. I think that one of the best parts of being a writer is that moment when the words mesh with your idea and the story springs to life. Magic! Each and every time!

Draug said...

haha awesome

Trifecta said...

My son is watching The Sorcerer's Stone as I read this. What a feeling that must have been, having that magic just flowing out onto the page.

Jesse LaJeunesse said...

That is very relatable. You never know which day in the coffee shop over your books is going to be the one where you create your masterpiece.

rebecca said...

Thank you so much for that lovely comment trudgingthroughfog. Pell-mell happens to be one of my favorite words. Whenever I have an opportunity to use it, I do, because when used in the right context, it says so much. It's a word that carries weight.

rebecca said...

Ashley, I think that is fantastic! For many writers, that is a sometimes an elusive feeling, myself included. However, when the ideas come gushing forth like that and you can't get your hands to keep up with your brain, it's both exilirating and scary because you want to get everything down before something important is overlooked...

rebecca said...

Tom, for me it has always been to see where the story takes me. I begin to write, initially not knowing my characters very well, just very basic stuff, and then as the story progresses it takes a life of its own and I'm no longer THE writer of the story but merely a conduit to that which wishes to be expressed. That's my magic. When some other worldly thing takes over and I get lost in the moment. Nothing else compares. Thanks for stopping by...

rebecca said...

Drawg, your "haha" made me chuckle. Thank you :)

rebecca said...

@Trifecta, oh how I wish I was as creative and prolific as Rowling. To have her brain for just one day - one day when her Muses are present and all want to be heard.

rebecca said...

Jesse, that's why one must always carry a book and pen! Otherwise, that moment or idea is lost!