"Get immersed in your writing process until the world is gone." -Stephen King
Writing starts out as an unforgiving act with a rude listener whose back is perpetually turned. You feel his disinterest as your unconfined mind spews ideas into warped silence, trying to capture airy words still wet with flighted feeling, to strip them down, distort them into a surreal collage of unrehearsed meaning.
It's a crusade against the self, really, where you push reality beyond the scope of eyes or ears until only your heart is listening. Then, and only then, do the words materialize in your head, rapidly filling the mind's empty stadium. You become the spectator, the speaker, and the space. Poetic lines are the paste as ideas collaborate; you learn to stand in the cyclone, feeling a poem's tremendous energy, permitting the words to dictate their own dignity.
They rush faster and faster as you press their loops and curves to the parchment witnessing their enchantment, the dizzying display of language tumbling under and over and through until you are left exhilarated, breathless, and undefeated again . . .
that is until tomorrow comes.
This piece describes my writing process. what is yours?