Daniel (Danny) Lance Wright, Author

Saturday, June 23, 2012

When Fingers Do The Thinking

The cursor is blinking, daring me to keep up, if I can, and allow it to lead the way to interesting prose or snappy dialogue.

I think I can ... I think I can ... I think I can ...

But, the little beggar can be so intimidating. Oh, yes, I’ve implored it to be my friend, many times; to be an ally and not a nemesis. Still, it insists on winking its dare to chase it across the screen, knowing full-well I’ll never catch it or control it.

So, there it sits, the visual representation of a primal chant or war drums beating in time to motivation as old as man himself to join the fray or suffer the consequences of non-action—to starve and wither.

To kick-start a writing session, I sometime find it necessary to just start typing. I think it’s called “free-writing”. That’s exactly what this blog is. I’ve just never shared stuff on this site that my fingers typed but my brain had very little to do with. There have been several occasions that this "free-writing" has turned out much longer and became short stories or articles. Today, though, it was just another quick excercise to get the juices flowing. I thought I'd share a little of the process this time. 

I think I’m okay now. I have a chapter to write.

Have a great day, y’all.

Author of
"Six Years' Worth"/Father's Press/mainstream/print & ebook
"Paradise Flawed"/Dream Books LLC/action-adventure/print & ebook
"Where Are You, Anne Bonny?"/Rogue Phoenix Press/ historical drama/ ebook only
“Trouble”, short story/CrossTIME Science Fiction Anthology, Vol. IX/print only
“Dancing Away”/ short story/romance/Untreed Reads/ebook only
“Annie’s World: Jake’s Legacy”/ATTM Press/soft science fiction/print & ebook
“Helping Hand For Ethan/Rogue Phoenix Press/young adult/print & ebook
“Phobia”/Booktrope/2012/suspense-thriller/print & ebook
“Defining Family”/Whiskey Creek Press/July 2012/young adult/print & ebook
“The Last Radiant Heart” (re-release)/Sage Words Publishing/science fiction/2012
“Hackberry Corners, Texas 1934”
“Life, Love, and Lubbock”

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  1. I came across your blog after searching for my name "Jolene Hanson" in Amazon. I'm working on my first book, and so I was curious if there was one of me already out there. Long story short, I came across your book, Paradise Flawed. Strange coincidence, but in the excerpt I read, there's a Mike and Brenda and MJH's nickname is Jojo. My nickname is Jojo and my first husband's name was Mike and his mother is Brenda. Thought it was too interesting a coincidence with the names not to share.

    Separate note - I think you have some solid thoughts on writing here. Keep writing, as the previous comment states. I will check out more of your work! :)