Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bit by Bit

First of all, I prepared a vlog for my dear blogging partner's big day but in my vlogging stupidity can't attach it properly. Nonetheless, it wasn't very good at all.

Silly, in fact.

Trust me.

But not to worry, I shall compose a letter:

Dear SF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited for you! And I am proud to claim you as not only my blogging partner, but my dear friend. You deserve every bit of your success and I am so honored to have been able to watch it happen, bit by bit.

Yours truly,

Me.

Speaking of bit by bit. The craziest thing has happened to me this week. As I have been chillin' with the family on the white, oil-free beaches of Destin, Florida, I have been discovering pieces of my WIP like tiny, glistening seashells in the sand.

I don't know why it's happening on vacation, but everyday I have found a phrase, an image, or an idea that has sent me running inside to jot it down. And then today, I wrote a whole chapter!

I am reminded of the fact that sometimes writing, like life, is easier in tiny bits. Big ideas have the power to overwhelm some of us, causing us to freeze up. Sometimes we do better with just a crumb. And if we follow all the crumbs, we will eventually get out of the forest.

At least I think so...

Have a great day y'all and YAY SF!!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Bit by bit is exactly how story seems to work, eh? Like the universe is feeding you a morsel at a time. But those delicious morsels can be so exciting when they come - seemingly out of nowhere. Enjoy your vacation, Katie.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Awww. What a sweet letter. :)

I find those moments hit while I'm running . . . with no pen and paper in sight. ;)

Have a great vacation, Kate!

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, love this post, Katie!

Hardygirl said...

Aw. Thanks!!!

And, congrats on finding those little crumbs. Inspiration is a lovely thing!

sf

storyqueen said...

The shells are gorgeous!

And you are right...almost all of my writing is bit by bit.

enjoy the vacay!

shelley

Solvang Sherrie said...

I always write on vacation. I think being away from regular life frees me to think about my story more, without ho-hum distractions like cleaning the bathroom or doing the laundry :)

Love your letter to SF! And I'm glad you found a beach without oil. Ugh.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Bit by bit...that is perfect! I love it! :-)

Jemi Fraser said...

I love that analogy - bit by bit it is :)

Little Ms J said...

I'm so happy for both of you ladies! I feel like a proud sister or something!

Lisa and Laura said...

You are too cute...I'm so glad you're finding crumbs!

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