Explosions are Nice But are They Needed?

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly: sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.

Ernest Hemingway

I’d always prefer easier. It’s that’s human nature. I don’t have trouble stepping up to a challenge but I try to find the most efficient way to reach my goals. I like the process. I like seeing the finished product. But do we really have to drill a rock and cause explosions to get to the finish line? Can we be more like water? I mean a good safe explosion sounds awesome, but flowing rivers bring me a more sustainable joy without as much damage.

Let’s think about this

Writing can be hard. Especially for me right now, I’m tying up all the loose ends in my experimental fiction, trying to make sure my plot is in proper order. It’s hard work. I prefer to attack the beast one day at a time. I’d like to avoid beasting it all in one day and stressing myself out and forgetting to eat and drink. I wanna live while I write. Some people praise the grind and making their writing career out to be some unhealthy obsession that trumps basic needs. I romanticized writing in that way for quite a while but I learned that what makes for good writing is reading good books, writing everyday and living! Life experience is great material.

But I am no Earnest Hemmingway that’s for sure.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

4 thoughts on “Explosions are Nice But are They Needed?

  1. You are right about writing. I have written some poetry and am now trying to concentrate on my sci-fi writing but there is a lot to do and get right. I will try and do a little bit each day if possible. I hope you do well with your writing. Take care.

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    1. Thank you for the well wishes. And I like hearing from you. Do you mind if ask what your sci-fi is about? I’m glad to hear you’re sticking with it even with all the work you have to do to get it right.


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