Saturday, August 31, 2013

I'm Not a Real Writer, I'm Just Making This Up!

When I first started Think Before You Think, I didn't feel like I was a real writer. I was just making everything up as I went along. I didn't put much thought into the plot or the storyline, I just let stuff happen spontaneously. And I still do that - that's the way my comic is written.

Before a few weeks ago, writing my comic was something that I had to put effort into in order to keep up with my schedule. I wasn't inspired to write very often, and when I was, I had to really milk it. But lately I've been overcome with this unending, uncontrollable inspiration to write my comic. I've written over a year in advance, and material just keeps pouring out of me with no effort. And I'm starting to feel like I relate to what other writers say when they describe what writing is like for them.

I'm starting to really feel like a writer! And it's not like I write plot outlines now or anything, I just think about my story more and stuff just comes to me, and everything fits together however it falls. I think I'm driven most by my love for my characters, and the more I get to know them, the more I love them.

If you're a writer, have you ever experienced some kind of shift like this?