I finally sat down to write last week. Not to write the things I write for other people. This was to write something purely discretionary. I've been feeling like I was ready to write something but not really sure what it was. Imagine my surprise and delight when it turned out to be science fiction.
The non-writers I know always cringe when I say I'm surprised by something I've written. To them it's patently obvious that I'm doing the writing so I must be directing the process. The writers I know are not the least bit cringey when they hear I've written something that's a surprise to me. Why should they be? The same thing has happened to them.
My best stuff starts as a gift to myself. It's exciting to write because the process of discovery then leads to brainstorming for the parts I need. That's fun in and of itself.
I'm thrilled to be writing something of my own. It's been so busy lately with KidWrite and the freelance writing I do that I was beginning to miss that internal creativity that drives my own writing and gives me the energy I use for my other work.
Here's cheers for a great start!