For someone who started off just for the fun of it- and then figured out that writing is all I could really do, life so far, has been pretty interesting.
Writing, much like anything, is pretty difficult- a fact, most everyone doesn’t seem to comprehend.
We are like potters- our clay is a chunk of words, with which we then have to- with careful treading, and mindfulness- make something that is usable, beautiful, proportionate and adequate.
Sounds real deep, doesn’t it?
Nah. I’m just messing with you. I mean sure, most of us do write like that- but the process of coming up with such complicated wording and the unnecessary usage of gargantuan expressions along with idiomatic English and grammatical correctness- do you see what I did there- is actually pretty simple.
Stages of writing an article( you can correlate these principles to your life too)-
- Picking a topic.
- Googling the topic.
- Eating lunch, dinner, pre and post midnight snacks all at once, brainstorming.
- Getting nowhere with brainstorming.
- Getting bored.
- Eating everything you see.
- Suddenly remembering of being invited to your fictional husband’s, boss’s, sister’s, dog’s wedding.
- Attending that wedding,and completely forgetting about the article.
- Knowing you’ve forgotten about the article, and choosing to ignore it anyway.
- Contemplating your life choices, demanding of the universe as to why it is so ridiculous and unfair.
- Copious amounts of sleep.
- Waking up and realising that the article is due today.
- Panicking slightly.
- Panicking a little bit more.
- “HOLY CRAP! WTF! EVERYONE IN THIS HOUSE, HATES ME! CAN’T YOU COOPERATE WITH ME JUST ONCE, INSTEAD OF TELLING ME HOW TO DO MY JOB, MOM?”
- Apologising to your mom and finally sitting at your desk and beginning.
- Typing so fast and vociferously, hoping and praying that the usage of big words, might compensate for a certain missing a’s and the’s.
- Finishing your article.
- Crying, because you have to edit it.
- Realising that after editing- all you’re basically left with is prepositions and adverbs.
- Crying some more.
- Getting up to get to your bedroom window, and looking outside dramatically, waiting for a higher power to guide you through.
- Realising that ‘God helps those, that help themselves’.
- Hurrying to your desk, and rewriting some of the edited material.
- Pushing yourself to get to the finish line.
- Making a mental note of wanting to be a better person- and making yourself a healthy salad as your first step towards a new you.
- Immediately disliking the salad, but never admitting it, and continuing to write, until you’re all done.
- Almost forgetting to save it.
- Saving it.
- Sending it.
- Wait for feedback- at this point, having searched “healthy alternatives for salad” on Google.
- Getting a feedback- that is not as bad as you thought it be.
- Promising yourself to never put yourself through that again.
- Repeating the whole process for submission of the next article.