Write On Fire
Ficlets and Ficly survivor, FicMom, and Mistress of Well-Intentioned Indecision and Goddess of Unrequited Love. @ElshaHawk @HawkandYoung
I wanna write on fire.
Not with fire like a sparkler in the night.
Not like some imaginary, magical way of literally writing on a fleeting flame.
Writing with abandon, with freedom, with vigor; that's what I want.
No more tiredness, mental fogginess, laziness, sleeping muses.
When I wish upon a star, my heart's desire is to create something new from the depths of my soul. It's not to work hard and make money to pay bills and do it all over again. No. It's to be free to be me. Happily.
I don't like sparklers.
It would be cool to send messages by flame, but impractical and too fleeting.
I want to pen and pen and type and type with flurry, gusto, heart, and drive.
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
No sequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (4 so far!)
A lovely wish. Blaze on, princess.
- #516 Posted 8 years ago
A story I am working on involves a clan who have the fire gift. They could, literally, write on fire. Maybe I could include that.
I get where you're coming from. Turning writing from a hobby into job is step that can wreck it for some people.
- #519 Posted 8 years ago
Actually, I was comparing it to my real job. Sometimes I actually write better with a deadline, (more focused). I would rather write with freedom than go to my job every day. However, the way this reads is that I'm adverse to writing for money, and that is where the line between J-O-B and H-O-B-B-Y lies. If writing for money is all I would do, I would most certainly burn out! Unless the ONLY writing I do is for fun. :)
- #520 Posted 8 years ago
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This is part of the reason why I'm not interested in pursuing writing as a career. It's fun, and amazing, and I spend a lot of time thinking about it - but putting pressure or deadline on it simply kills off any enjoyment. I nurse a handful of ideas, occasionally picking one up and blowing on it to see if it glows.