Yesterday I wrote 3,000 words that I’ll probably never use.
And it was So. Much. Fun.
I think because I knew i’d never use them, it was easy to get my words out, easy to form a quick short story that entertained me. That just allowed me to write what I wanted without the pressure of it becoming something BIGGER, something BETTER. I didn’t have to worry about a character arc, or development. I didn’t have to worry about pacing or authentic dialogue, or anything, really. I just wrote. And, sure, 90% of it is probably terrible (I don’t know, I haven’t looked back), but it doesn’t matter. Because it was fun to write.
I think, every now and then, you just have to do that. Write what you want without a deadline, without the pressure of making it awesome. I love writing, I really do, but every now and then I need to move away from writing My Books to just scribbling. Because scribbling is fun, and brings a whole new world of creativity into my life.
Because, really, when else would I write a mummy love story?*
*I did not, in fact, write a mummy love story.**
**Although, let’s be honest…a mummy love story would be hilarious.***
***Come to think of it, we have zombie love stories…why NOT a mummy love story? Are we against mummies or something****
****SOMEONE WRITE A MUMMY LOVE STORY. EQUALITY TO ALL PARANORMAL CREATURES.