And another Murphy's Law is demonstrated in how I can have ideas spill out of me one day, struggle for any the next. I want a continuous flow!
I have no idea where all my good ideas vanish to on a bad day!
I wish I knew why I can fill notebooks with good ideas and then forget to look at them again!
Why I never get as much time as I’d like to “write” (in this I include enough time to read fiction and non-fiction, writing blogs and magazines as all of this helps develop my writing abilities and I see it as Continuing Professional Development).
How characters take on a life of their own either when their creator leasts expects it or the characters take on a life the creator didn’t envisage!
How some writers can write without any kind of plan. I find I can’t do this. I’ve got to have some idea in which direction I’m going, even if I change it later. If I can get started, the rest will follow.
Why I overwrite (but this is not a complaint. It’s easier to cut padding than have to add material. It’s just a pity I can’t seem to write without the padding in the first place! It’s not as if I put it in on purpose).
Where the wish to publish celebrity books where there isn’t a genuine story behind them comes from. Surely you can only fool the people some of the time? When people wake up to the fact so many of these books are awful, won’t it end in all such books, and biographies in general not being available at all? Hasn’t quality got to prevail over quantity? It ought to!
How ideas vanish at speed if you don’t write them down!