Ready for writing? by Dennis Scheel
A constant for me had always been the many stories, whether I read them and got inspired or saw movies which did the same, but the inspirations have always been there. Ideas about stories in my head; my head has been full of them, always have and always will.
I have always found poems interesting; how that you can tell so much in just a few words. It can also be understood in a varied of ways- this I always found intriguing.
I, personally went a long way throughout my life before I was able to finally write down the stories I had running in my head, but this made me wonder; Am I the only one who must go through things to entirely be ready?
To be exact, I was 34 when I first wrote my first novel. I had 70-80% in my head from day one. Why? Because I tried telling it by writing it multiple times. When the day came, and I finally got past where I had ever been before, I felt a sensation of accomplishment. I reached the first 8000 words, but this was also the point where I realized it was going to be a lot longer than I first anticipated. This is an example of mine, but I know about others who also went through phases before ‘they were ready.’
The time before I was ready, I now view as a good thing. Cause it also meant certain parts had changed so I could tell it better. Having said that, I wish it was after I knew of programs such as Grammarly, as that really helped my process.
I pondered about this as I thought of writing this, if people just felt ready, or if some people needed to be as ready as me. Several writers I asked were like me, proving to me that it was so, but what brought me to be ready was a very different process from the next writer. As writers we have our own journey, like in our stories, as we go through with our characters, we write them, feel with them and help the reader to see how our world can be.
The one difference lay in our story won’t be finished by us, as this is our journey, we are the character awaiting the conclusion, but isn’t the journey itself worthwhile too?
Written by Dennis Scheel
Dennis Scheel has always had the stories running in his head, but not until after his accident, which left him mute and paralyzed on the right side was he able to tell them. After he worked his way back he wanted to try to tell his story once more since an acquaintance told him there was talent in his poetry, he had been convinced by his ex not to write for ten years she insisted he had no talents. This time tried in English since all other times failed. Finally, he succeeded, and he never stopped writing since.
Which led to the completion of No Way Back- The Underworlds and the sequel Taken With a Dark Desire: The Underworlds