I found this meme on Writers Write’s Facebook page the other day, and it really summed up my writing process:
Me, right now.
Technically, right now I have an idea for a new short story (that will also be part of the trilogy I want to write some day). But I’m trying to edit my stupid fucking book, and I don’t wanna.
Me, trying to have an idea while writing: Idea?
Me, trying to edit book: Idea?
Brain: Ooh look at all the shiny new ideas….
Me: But I still need to finish fixing this fucking book, then I have to finish fixing the other fucking book, then I have to finish WRITING the OTHER fucking book….
Brain: Here is another idea that has nothing to do with any of that.
Me: Brain, you’re fired.
Brain: You can’t fire me, neener-neener-neener.
Me: Please can I have something to help me with the task at hand?
Brain: No, but here is another unrelated idea.
Me: NO. FOCUS ON TASK AT HAND.
Brain: It has dystopian sprinkles.
Brain: But there’s a plague and a nuclear holocaust and an insane president and—
Brain: But it has that new story smell!
Me: Idea. Make current book better.
Me: Fuck you, brain.
V. R. Craft is the author of Stupid Humans, a thought-provoking science fiction book series that asks the question, “What if all the intelligent humans abandoned Earth—and we’re what’s left?”
5 thoughts on “My Writing Process, Summed Up in One Meme”
Perfect. One of the hardest things I find, when writing, is staying loyal to an idea long enough to finish something before becoming seduced by a new idea.
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So beautiful conveyed..we all go through this..not able to stick to an idea…trying to cut copy paste at times…
Being original is what matters finally..
God bless you
There are people far more hopeless than that. Me for instance
“It has dystopian sprinkles and that new-story smell.” Made me laugh out loud XD
Off to buy your book…