Rewriting simply sucks, we all know it and we can’t really deny that rewrites will always suck because it takes away that certain essence that we had the first time round. But in fact it’s quite the opposite. Rewriting gives people a second, third or even a fourth chance to go over their work, take or add things that should or should not be in there, change things around, make sentences stronger or leave them as is. And the best part is, the little spark that gave you the first idea to write that story, it will scream, it will beg you to keep going because it likes that feeling of being able to go over it again and your story will be so much better because of it. will it suck, of course, i’m in the midst of rewriting one of my papers and it suuuuucccckkkkssss. But i do it anyways because, well, I love it.
Yepp, feel proud guys you are gods after all. When you really think about if, of course you are all gods, I mean what else would you be right? You create, you destroy, you decide what goes where, who lives and dies, who makes the choices and if no one, then you make the choice. You are in almost every sense of the word a god. You are a writer, but you act like a god, and that’s something to feel awesome about.
Be wild, be crazy, for the love of god try to be exciting in any way that you possible can. Being boring is okay some of the time, but not all of the time guys. Believe me If I had a nickle for every time I was asked “What is the most interesting thing about yourself?” I would be able to retire because each time I would always put writing. But that’s not just me anymore, I do a lot of fun things now that actually fuel my writing. I go to an improve class every Monday with friends, I go to the library to play Minecraft with my buds every Thursday and I try to have fun whenever I can, and when i’m not having fun, i’m boring, simply boring. But as a famous and crazy person once said. “Do you know why a raven is like a writing desk?” Now he was simply and utterly…mad. And i’d like to think of myself as a little mad sometimes…and you know what, that’s perfectly fine.
Yeah I know, a lot of people like to actually type out what they are currently writing about. This is something I do most of the time, but if it’s a story I know I don’t just want to type out but actually feel what the character is feeling, then I do write it out.
Typing is fast, heck it only takes me a few moment to type something like this out for all of you to read it, but that’s not really fun for me. I like to write out what I can whenever I can, it gives you an opportunity to actually feel what your character is feeling, it gives you a clearer view of what your character see’s, feels, and knows. It’s sort of amazing to do that whenever and wherever we can, that’s why if I have the option, I’ll always write something out first before I even thing about trying to type it out.
Guys, I have to say it, it’s not gonna happen for quite a long time, yeah we all know what I’m saying. Being published is not an over night thing, in fact it takes anywhere from three to even five years, unless you are quite successful it will take about that long. Now if you are quite successful as a write “props to you” it will take about one to about two and a half years, but that’s after years and years of writing and being rejected multiple times, but then it happens, you get published after a long, long time and after that it will get somewhat easier, now you have people you can talk to about the publishing, you are given a deadline and it will take a few years for it to get published again, but as time wears out and you become more skilled and your toolbox starts to fill up, it will become slightly easier, and easier, but remember guys the first time it happens, it wont happen for quite a long time and we all have to accept it and learn to live with it, we aren’t in any power when it comes to the final publishing process, it’s up to the people that are qualified to do as such and we have to accept that.
“Sorry for the blathering on”
Word of warning people, mythology is hard to nail, and in fact it takes a few years to actually accumulate such a collection of mythology that you can say you know something about it. I’m going on my I believe fifth year of both Greek and Roman Mythology “God’s and Goddesses ext.” all that good stuff, but it took me years to develop the knowledge and know how in order to say “Oh yeah I know a lot about such and such, and I know a lot about this type of mythical creature, it’s weaknesses, who killed it in battle.” and that’s not even half of what I have to know in order for what I want to do. Know mythology guys, if you want to become a fiction writer such as myself, you have to know it, and sometimes it doesn’t even have to be about mythology, anything really, not just Roman and Greek, any type will do really Viking, Norse, Egyptian, literally any type of mythology you can think of you can do, but you have to do it right, ha, ha don’t just make up your own mythology while trying to write about another. Now if you want to write about your own Mythology, no one says you can’t, and only you can decide what is right and wrong in your own style of Mythology, now that would be interesting.
I was recently with my Creative writing teacher Mr.Taylor, “Sorry Taylor random people now know, deal with it.” ha, ha but as I was showing him my blog and everything I was surprised that he actually thought it was cool that, aside from another student, I had made a blog about what we were going over and what I had learned in class and took it to heart. And i was thinking, I really do need to thank people because without them I wouldn’t be here, without the help of my friends and him then I really wouldn’t be here blogging about it, ha, ha. So thank you all my friends “Way to many to count,” and thank you Mr. Taylor. He’s the guy that always gives it to me straight with my writing, not just tell me i’m amazing at it, that’s not helpful to me at all, he gives it to me as straight as he can and for that I do thank him tremendously.
Always show gratitude to those who have helped you along the way to accomplishing your dreams, or even if you are still on the road just as I am, and who knows, our roads might connect at some point and we can walk together for a while.