Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The thought process behind writing fascinates me. Any writing I would consider my best has come about seemingly on the spur of the moment or under great pressure ( as in, " Gee, I've got a paper due tomorrow morning, don't I?"). It's well-nigh impossible to replicate these circumstances, and unfortunately, I can't seem to pick which piece of work ends up being of above-average quality. Why is it that sometimes my thoughts seem to flow out in a concise and elegant manner, when at other times I can scarcely construct a sentence? Am I not still myself? Does my mind alter so much? Really, I ought to figure this out before I write the 4 papers I have yet due before the end of the semester.

3 comments:

Lucie said...

Ah,the oddities of inspiration...glad someone else is pleasantly puzzled.

Stephen said...

One of my barriers to ANY artistic endevor. The muse never strikes twice in the same place, so I never finish.

TC said...

It's like you're seeing the inside of my mind and writing down what you find there. I don't understand in the least why I can only write under pressure. Everything I try to write in a timely fashion turns out like crap, so I procrastinate and turn out solid A-grade papers. I wish I could get something satisfactory done before the all-nighter stage.