Writing

Writing: With Heart or Mind

Hello everyone! I have been thinking about something Malcolm Gladwell said on his Revisionist Podcast in the episode The King of Tears more so after reading Terry Pratchett’s Reaper Man. He said when someone puts their heart into their songs you can hear it. And I’m sure that applies to books as well. You can read the passion and love behind the text. Such a text differs from something written with a pattern or proofed concept in mind which is done by filling a checklist. I think many of us have read such books, where everything is in their place, but there is something wrong, and we don’t know what, or the text just don’t kindle emotions.

I feel like I’m in the stage with my book where I’m too wrapped inside my head and don’t let the words come out with the playful tone. I think too much the meanings I’m putting there and do I get the concepts just right that I have forgotten to laugh and have fun. I’m over-thinking everything, and I’m not sure how to find my way out. Maybe the fear of failure has come back. That I can’t laugh at myself or what I’m doing. I’m taking everything too seriously. But how should I change my perspective? I want to feel again the words coming out of me and not to stress if this or this word is better while forgetting the forest from the trees.

Or it is all the I, I, I, me, me, me, you can find even in this post. That I have this perfect ego to protect and to keep intact which demands that everything I do is perfect and intelligent and mind fucking blowing, but that is a fool’s errand. I read somewhere that greatest happiness comes from doing for others. And that applies to writing as well. With the first book, I wrote it because I had something to say and give something of mine to the readers and the second book came to be with the same idea, but now it is about perfection and about excelling, and I have lost the forest.

How can you find the forest? I’m afraid I don’t have an answer. You see, I’m stuck.

Thank you for reading!

P.S. Here is the link for Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast (the episode I’m talking about is in season 2 episode 6) Revisionist History.

0 comments on “Writing: With Heart or Mind

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Victoria Dutu *** Art Gallery and Books ***Galeria de PICTURI SI CARTI

Buy a Book and a Painting created by me, because them are intelligent and beautiful.* Comanda acum o carte si o pictura create de mine pentru ca au la baza principiul estetic de frumos! * Telefon&WhatsApp:+40740.27.99.08/ books@victoriadutu.com/ victoritadutu@gmail.com

Being Zab

The Storyteller (Qissa-Go)

SAMANTHA THE READER

A BLOG FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS ...

Ange Marie Blog

Affiliate, Mobile, Social Media and Digital Marketing

Welcome To Milestonemonger`s Homepage

Welcome you to follow my journey!

Flora Fiction

A Creative Space

Mounzer Darwich

Be dedicated...................... Blog for free debate and dialogue in the affairs of society, family and people

Simplify Tasks

Want to learn the simple way?

The Reader Next Door

A book journal (mostly)

The Alchemist's Studio

Raku pottery, vases, and gifts

It's all about Inspiration

Inspiration is our vision as it is the key to success. This Blog is about Personality Development, SEO, Amazon Affiliate Marketing, Blog ideas, and photography.

Spiritual Abuse Sanctuary

Exposing Spiritual Abuse

a.mermaid'spen_

Be careful, I might convince you.. You are art.✨

P e d r o L

storytelling the world

(CALIATH)

An Empyrean Cycle

Reading 1 Page A Day

MichelleBookAddict here Reading 1 Page A Day... and other little things I love

%d bloggers like this: