Wannabe Writers is a meme created by Sarah of Confessions of the Un-published!
One of my goals right now is to move my literary ambitions out of the box and onto the shelf, by which I mean that I no longer want to ignore how much I enjoy writing. I love the idea of this meme, and I'll quote from Sarah's post here:
I often find myself searching the web for information during my struggles as a new writer. So I wanted to start a place where us future young-adult authors can come together to ask those questions, share our stories, and get feedback.
Where I am in the writing process: Let's be honest here: I haven't written in weeks, and I've finally decided to take the summer off. Any writing I get done between now and September is icing on the cake.
My current problems: None. I'm good. :-)
Question(s) this week: Do you carry a writing journal around? Do you believe jotting down the ideas as they come is the best way? I mean if I don't get it all out now will it be lost forever?
I prefer not to write down newly formed ideas. It makes them too concrete and inflexible. I let them simmer in the background for a while as other airy pieces float by. Some stick; some don't. A new plot forms...
I usually write scenes in my head as well. True, they don't always act themselves out on paper like they did in my head, but that's usually a good thing. Usually. I'll admit that I've lost a few zingers that way.
I read somewhere (I think it was a Wannabe Writer) that if the idea disappears, it wasn't worth anything anyway. Good ideas stick around. The original author said it much better than I can, but that's the gist.