To me, nothing gets my creativity flowing like Technically Heroic does.
I’ve tried my hand at many things: HTML coding, Photoshop, drawing, LEGO robotics, video production, and more. I’ve explored so many different ways to express my creativity, but I always come back to writing.
After spending a month working on a music video and learning to use Joomla! on my website, I finally got back to working on my trilogy today. Because my currently published book has needed some revision that would ultimately lead to seemingly tedious work, I kind of put it on the back burner for a while. But now, with my music video finished and my website in order, I decided to dive in and work.
I started by opening iTunes, compiling a playlist of some of my favorite Star Wars music (nothing like ‘Duel of the Fates’ to get you in a writing mood), and opening my document. Then I began to read. At first, I thought that I would be bored to tears going through my first story for probably the fifth time, but as I read, making minor formatting changes along the way and listening to my Star Wars music, I began to remember why I love working on my story so very much. The only part of the whole series that I consider boring started to draw me in closer and closer, awakening memories of the visuals my mind had conjured when I first wrote the words. Truly a wonderful feeling.
Now, after reading the opening three chapters of Technically Heroic, I feel like going and working on the second in the series ASAP, while at the same time going into Photoshop and creating matte paintings of locations in the story. I want to channel the creativity I’ve stored in this series into my other means of expression! My own creation is sucking me back to itself, back to a place I haven’t been in a while – a place I’ve secretly missed. Knowing that I couldn’t go and write fresh stuff right away, I came here.
I always try to find a moral of the story in my posts, so here’s the one for this post: Don’t fear going back and reading what you’ve already written and read over many times already. Boring as it may sound, most likely it will prove otherwise, drawing you in like a new reader (this is especially true if you’ve been away from it a while). So put on the music that suits your book, open up your document, and start reading. It just might prove rewarding.
Thanks for reading my little gush 🙂