Today is about yielding. What does that mean to the story, to where your protagonist needs to go? I have three protagonists in the story of The Seventh Man. Each one has life lessons to learn. Each one has a “growth” curve to find within the confines of the novel, and each one must, if they are to progress along this growth curve, yield to the life lessons they find within.
And yet each one will choose a different path than what they perhaps thought they were meant to by the end of the novel. This yielding to lessons, to the curve life demands is crucial to the success of the novel, and if you think about it, your life as well within your writer’s world and without. As we write we grow and change and hopefully become better at what we do. Isn’t that why we are constantly told to write as often as possible, if not every day?
When did you start writing seriously? How have you, as a writer, changed since that time? Are you now where you thought you would be when you started? I am a better writer than when I started, but I’m not done with my journey. I’ll continue on, whether it’s the left or right fork I choose in the roads ahead or whether I eventually give it up all together. For me writing is all about choices and learning to yield, be that to my characters and what they want from me, or to the bloodying of a mss to make sure it is the best it can be. I yield to the lessons this writing life continues to teach me. I try every day to be better than I was the day before in some way. This blogging challenge has been a great help to me in that regard. I’ve learned different lessons this time around than I learned last year and I look forward to see where I am next April when I once again take up the A to Z gauntlet.