The writing process for this writer is by no means a quick one. By the time a piece is edited by anyone else, it has undergone many revisions and much prayer.
Sometimes I add and/or delete lines, take out whole sections, and even go in a different direction. What began as a poem often becomes an essay or a greeting card idea.
A painter adds shading and darker colors to add depth. The sculptor starts with a rough piece of material and then chisels it down to the object he pictured it would become. The songwriter begins with a line or two and a song develops from there. It is no different with a writer.
Oh, how often an idea comes to me but is gone before I can record it, in one way or another. I wrote the following poem while reflecting on my creative process which often results in many sleepless nights.
The Writing Process
around in my head.
Do I really have to get out of bed?
Now, how did that story go?
Do I tell?
Do I show?
Which character said that?
Imaginary or Real?
Creating the mood.
More ideas floating in my head.
Ideas that refuse
to go back to bed.
Delores Brouillette Adams