Before I start this post, I have to say, if you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably shouldn’t read this. Now that we have that out of the way, I’ll continue. I can’t speak for all authors, but I do know that the ones I chat with experience what we like to call the writer’s itch.
You’re probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about, which is part of the reason I’m writing this post. I will say that it’s not the easiest thing to put in words, but I’ll do my best, ’cause that’s how I roll.
For me, the writer’s itch is this overwhelming feeling I get while writing. It’s an uncontrollable urge to pound out pages and create a magnificent tale to share with the world. We writers sense that something big is about to be revealed to us. Something that makes our jaw drop and one word leave our mouth… Oh.
It may be more of an ah, but you get the picture. It’s kinda orgasmic, really, which sounds great, right? It is, except for one small fact. We can’t always scratch our itch. It’s like feeling your climax coming and right before you do, your partner gets his first…or your batteries die. 😉
During the writer’s itch, we not only feel this urge to write, but we know our characters are tying to tell us something, usually important facts. The thing is, our characters work on their time. It’s like foreplay. You’re building up to this incredible release by exploring, feeling, and teasing. The more you explore, the more turned on you get. You want the big ‘O’ that you know is coming.
So as I sit here, waiting for my big Oh (or ‘O’ ;)), I’m excited to know that something big is about to unfold. Something that will bring everything together. It’s the waiting that kills me. Just like that orgasm, I have to work for it, but I guess if it came easy, it wouldn’t be as enjoyable. Yes, I’m still talking about writing… #ithink
That’s it for this week. I’m off to work on my story and wait for my Oh…or was it the ‘O’? Hell, I’ll take either, but I’d prefer to have both. 😉