What makes us pick up the pen and free it from its ink
‘Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock’.
Wondering what i’m talking about? Well, its more than a tick and a tock. It is how writers throw words around in their minds, hoping that the right tick or the right tock comes to mind to be scrawled onto the pages where our blood, sweat and tears are firmly attached to.
True writers are the ones born with stories in their hearts who slave behind their work, constantly rewriting it, redoing their whole concept over and over again, basically trying to make it perfect. It might have been perfect the first time around, but to those with the fire in their brains; they never stop seeking the best from what they have to give.
It’s sad really. Never being happy or finding perfection can be daunting and ultimately an emotional wreck is left in its place. You know who you are. You never feel happy, and you never find what you are striving for. Nothing will ever be more perfect than perfect. And nothing can be more than perfect.
All that is left is the tick and tock of the literary greats that came before us, the writers we strive to be like, yet, perfection never comes to your writing the way you perceive writers of the past to be. I doubt their work was perfect. Nothing can be as perfect as we wish it to be, and to be a writer, this is something you need to understand–strive for the best, but hope to land somewhere in the middle.
Allow the tick and tock to only tick, and then you will find your way through the insanity of your never-ending perfection you crave in your brain.
Leandi Cameron is a journalist, author and editor who simply loves to help others write awesome books and articles. She also love to give some ideas and resources on the writing and editing industry. Let her help you!