Random thoughts and stories by a frustrated writer who is hoping this will get her creative juices flowing!!!!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
It Was Almost Painless
The writing group met, despite the fact that we were a month early and not everyone could join us. Three of us went ahead with the group...I mean we were meeting for our Scotch tasting anyway, right?
I deflected the request to read my piece first and succeeded. Having someone else jump into the icy waters first, helped me realize I could do this. I could read aloud the words that came from me, crafted and whittled for hours and I could do it with confidence.
So I read. Finding my own mistakes as I did so, knowing they were like a snag on a nail and they would be filed or clipped later. The response from my fellow group members was positive and helpful. The work I presented was a rough draft. Okay, a rough, rough draft...but it had potential. So I head back to the drawing board for further whittling. This has to be ready for presentation by September 7....