But where she finds this “the most painful part of the writing process” (she’s writing part tongue in cheek), I find it the most exciting part. I love this part of my process. It’s when all the scraps of molding inspiration come together in a great fermented morass, and I get drunk on ideas. Then I stumble around my writing area throwing up all this sloshing goop on the paper, my keyboard, a napkin on the stove, even my arm on some occasions.
But, then, it’s the executionI have trouble with (and I have a lot), so I take my enjoyment where I can. In fact, I have to be careful not to enjoy this phase too much. Otherwise I’d be filling up the barf bucket and no getting any inkon the page at all. There is such a thing of too much world-building.
Now, I run on a continous big bang (thanks to Ms. Hunter for the term), so maybe I’ve just built up an immunity to the pain. I’ve always got ideas ad parts of ideas swirling around in my head, and when they’re ready to be scooped out is up to the Muse. And she’s chronically inconsistent. A lot of people argue you should put combine ideas, pack the one story with juicy treats. But that only works up to a point. Spme ideas don’t get along, and sometimes the story is so full of high concept it’s ready to burst. I’ve learned it’s okay to start a new story, as long as you get down the bones and get back to your real work.