"As I've often said, if this is formula fiction, I sure wish somebody would sip me the formula."
A quote from author Ed Gorman. Amen, Ed.
His December 2 post titled, Livia and James, addresses the writing process. I read thinking, huh, my process is sort of like Gorman's. No wait, it's kind of like McBain's. No, it used to be like McBain's, and, gee, wasn't that a fun and semi-speedy adventure.
That's when I realized that my current process (which seems to differ slightly with each book) stinks. I'm thinking too hard. In the past, some of my most inspired work came from out of the blue. Spontaneity was my best friend and I've kicked him to the curb. Well, dang. Nothing like ignoring one of your strengths.
Special thanks to Mr. Gorman who just lit a fire under my butt. When I open my WIP today, I'm going to try something new. Or should I say old?
I'll leave you as I greeted you, with another quote from the featured Ed Gorman post...
"Some books look much easier to write than others. This is when I'm at the theoretical stage, still doing research. But I've always remembered what Fellini said about movies, "Every picture is a war."