Writing Fuel

What do I use for writing fuel? Well there are two answers, the first is what I keep myself going with… and the other is where do I find my stories.

Firstly, I don’t eat when I write and I only drink tea and water. Honestly, after a long writing session, I can eat solidly for a good half hour and it is anything within arms reach. I try to make it healthy but sometimes the chocolate calls – loudly!

The second… My ideas. Well sometimes I use the Daily Prompt on here or the Write So Fluid Challenges. But there is also my university that sets a story a week.

Sometimes these stories are the final thing, I write it and the story is complete. At other times I will work on it until I think it is finished. This could mean a selection of short stories around a simple idea or the idea expanding into a book or novella. I know that some of the loglines I wrote last month are begging to be written, but at the moment my dating card it full. They won’t go anywhere and I will get around to them.

With all these ideas I find that I have so much to write that sometimes my head feels like it is full of cotton wool. But then I find ideas are easy but:

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

Ernest Hemingway

It’s an old quote so I just substitute in ‘laptop’ and hope I don’t give it a short…

NB. Laptops and liquids are not happy bed-fellows as I found out once with a glass of water and my last. They are still not right even after you dry the insides with a hair dryer and stick it back together (with gaffa tape – I’m not good with computers)…

 

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