Hello, Hello! Welcome to another edition of Writer’s Quote Wednesdays. As always, thank you for dropping by and seeing what I have to offer. If you would like to know more about this fabulous mid-week inspiration kick, check out Silver Threading and her posts on the subject…and then go write your own!
This week I want to talk to you about being INTENSE about your work. Whether you are a writer, a reader, a teacher, a student, or an employee at some corporation, you should be putting a lot into whatever it is you have chosen to do today. Since I choose to write, my intensity needs to flow into the words. The paper should be quivering and, at times like today when I am close to being overwhelmed with my emotions, writing allows me a unique experience in allowing those emotions to swirl, spill, and flow through ink and story. Sometimes the story does not, can not, relay the intensity of your emotional output. That’s ok. In fact, that means you’ve done a good job. Even the mundane can feel intense, loved, frightened, worried, excited…a bowl of cereal can be a vortex of emotion for you, and a milk receptacle for those waiting on the next action. Don’t just skip the mundane to tear screaming agony or aching joy out of yourself to drip onto the page in crazy scenes; allow those things to seep into every pore of your creation so that even the most laid back and typical sentence is written, and read, intensely. with a sense of urgency.
Below are a few of the quotes that remind me of this when I am low on emotion or when I am brimming over with an intense need…these focus me, these center me, and these push me to do what it is I do. I WRITE, darn it, in every situation, in every possible level of emotional output, I WRITE because I live and to do that, the stories must come out. They are the heartbeat on the monitor of my life.
I hope that these quotes and my words have combined to give you a nice little boost for the middle of the week, or whenever you read this. This week’s topic was a little darker than normal, perhaps, but something I feel we must remember in whatever we choose to do. We are not Vulcans, devoid of emotion, and so that emotion must go somewhere.