Faith in your story
There’s so much out there that will tell you how to write, what to write — I’m doing it right now with the #LoveOzLit series. But, in this quote Ambelin Kwaymullina puts all her faith in her writing and plotting and to me at least, she means writers should resist editing. Or rewriting.
I envy that, I really do. There’s a security in her words that comes through that quote and I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced that — have you?
Writing this post or writing a review, which no they’re not novels, but work with me here — they’re not easy for me. They require much back and forth and editing and deleting. Sometimes it’s agonising, but sometimes they come so easily, I’ll know the post is just right. Other times, they’ll come so easily and I’ll go back and wonder what they hell I was thinking.