Friday, January 06, 2006
On the Verge
Something is stirring. Spilling. No, gushing.

Maybe it's the sleep I managed to get last night (amazing how much easier it is to get yourself to bed when you turn off the computer and cuddle with your loved one on the couch) - or maybe it's because I've been avidly flipping through literary magazines submission guidelines. Maybe it's because I've given myself a deadline of having a completed draft of a story by the end of the month.

Whatever the cause, I'll take it. After weeks (months?) of tedious plodding, the Dam has been breached and I could surf on the ocean of words that's pouring from my mind.

A word flood.

I don't even care if I make a mess all over the page. I can drag out the mop later.



Blogger szerin said...

Cuddling with your loved one.. Dear, so sweet... :-p BTW, take it slow and steady on your draft.. Y'know, at times the harder you try to get things done, the least likely it's going to be done.. :p Anyway, i believe u gonna come out with a beautiful piece, no doubt, since you are so good with words!!!!!! Am i not jealous?! :-( Hey, i am curious about your 'writing' background...! Do u go for this 'writers' classes? Do you write for magazines? Any published workpiece? You gotta t.e.l.l.m.e.m.o.r.e!!!

Blogger mreddie said...

Word floods are good - when and if they come - but it is only occasionally with me. The rest/sleep could have much to do with the reason for the flow - may the flood continue. ec

Blogger Mella said...

Szerin~ I've loved writing since I was a little girl. I studied Communication Arts for my undergrad degree, emphasising theater and writing. I wrote a poetry chapbook as my senior project.

I'm working on my Creative Writing (Fiction) MFA at Lesley University.

I'm sitting this semester out, taking a breather and letting myself recover from a year of motherhood and classes. I'll be back for the June residency.

Blogger ~Deb said...

It amazes me sometimes, how words will ‘flood’ your head, and at that time, you need to go write them down---or you forget them. They easily come to you, as they easily slip from your grip. As much as I love cuddling with my honey after we’re done working, I admit, my mind is still working. She’s in sales, so when her job is done, that’s it. But as a writer and artist, my mind keeps going—much like yours. The best time to write, is early in the morning, after a nice cup of coffee (I find) and just release the words. You don’t even have to write a story that was ‘thought out’…just ~write~. Let the words flow—like you said. A true artist like yourself will just paint a picture randomly, except yours---with words.

Keep writing!

Blogger BIGOUT said...

u looks beautiful,
and I wish u an happy new year!

Blogger Writer Mom said...

Hi Mella...Just got lucky flipping through pages today, and found your site.
We've got lots in common.
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.
I hope you're writing right now!

Blogger Skye said...

Go, Mella! :)

Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


I enjoy your writing - EVERYTHING that I have read! :)

I, too, have enjoyed writing all of my life, although I have had no training and just do it for fun...or at times, it seems for survival! My writing often comes out in poetry form. Writing has gotten me through some bad times over the years!

...Am very sad today-and it shows in my writing! :(
(missing my mom, mostly!)


Blogger oakland heidi said...

These kind of days are rare... write write write...

Blogger Neo said...

Mella -Way to bring it girl!


Blogger LJ said...

That ice had to thaw sometime. Wishing you a steady, inspired flow!

Blogger Mella said...

Thank you everyone - with the help of my mother & husband (aka - other sleeves for The Boss to tug on), I managed to get quite a bit of writing done - some new, but some revising too.

And I'm still feeling pretty well thawed...hopefully this will last the rest of the month, at least!

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