One thing I have learned while surfing the blog-o-sphere is that some people actually enjoy the editing process. This is a very foreign concept to me & is something I am still struggling to understand. To me the editing process is a lot like getting beat up over & over & over & over & over again, then just when you think it is over somebody else walks over, kicks you in the stomach, and then spits on you. Now some of you might think I am exaggerating, I’m not.
Thinking about how much I loathe editing my work got me thinking about my favorite part of the writing process, and strangely enough it is right before my finger hits that first key on my keyboard. At this point in time my head is full of this wonderful world, interesting characters, and this powerful tale that is just screaming to be put into words. Before I type that first word I know the story I have in my head is likely to morph into something unexpected and take me down a road I wasn’t planning on traveling. In that moment there are no worries or reservations, I don’t feel like I can do any wrong.
Coming in at a close second is when I type that last period, when the journey comes to an end. When I finally take a step back and try to wrap my mind around where I have just gone.
I find it interesting (and a bit disconcerting) that technically my favorite parts of the writing process are not actually when I am writing 🙂 I enjoy the promise before I start and the satisfaction once I have finished. What about yourselves, what is your favorite part of the writing process?