Saturday, June 9, 2012

Write a beautiful mess

I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.  ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977

Pft, I couldn't put it any better than that now could I.
But is this the reality during a challenge such as the 50k in 30day? 
I would like to think so. At the moment my plan is to just write, get the story, the guts, the heart of the story down and then I can add the putty and fluff of senses and powerful word usage that bring the story to vivid life for the reader.

I hate housework after the party but I believe this is the best analogy I can come up with, make the mess, enjoy the moment, relish in what it has to offer and then when you've drank enough, kissed the boy, made a date for the morrow and your guests all had the best time of their lives- then you can clean up. Mop the sloppy grammar, throw the rubbish (that, just, it's) in the bin and polish until it's perfect.

This is my plan for June, to write a beautiful mess and excitedly await that special kiss. lol

Happy reading and writing


Colleen said...

Well isn't this just freaking beautiful! How motivating. I want my kiss, too!

Kerri Williams said...

lol that's the goal, all for the kiss

Rachael Johns said...

GREAT analogy. Enjoy the rest of the month!

Kerri Williams said...

You too Rach. mwah

Diane said...

Fingers crossed I don't have to clean up any spew.

Great analogy. Much more encouraging than the dirty draft.

Actually I'm in clean-up mode now, but I still have wonderful memories of the party. And now the confessions are coming out.

Kerri Williams said...

Confessions and YouTube footage will get you everytime Di. X

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