Methods of Madness
Writing is a form of madness. Honestly, no matter how you cut it there is a certain amount of crazy that has to happen in the writing process. Every process has the same end goal – get the story out of your head.
Everything starts with an idea. The idea may take awhile to mature into a full story, or might languish the ‘idea box’. The idea equals a spark.
I have some friends that storyboard their ideas or, there is me, I fly by the seat of my pants until I have a working concept. Sometimes my concept has to marinate in the stew that is my mind. Other times, it’s gangbusters from the first word.
I jokingly say, “I write to keep the voices in my head quiet.” Honestly, that isn’t far from the truth. I have embraced my inner crazy and made productive use of it.
That being said, you have to write. Whether the voices tell you to or not.