Ughh, God. Sorry about the mess, that was nasty. So much came out, last time I wrote. So many ideas and thoughts it actually brought me to a whole new conclusion about the book I am working on.
I am going to leave The Rage Within Part 1 up for another day to allow those that wanted to be apart of the choose your own adventure to participate.
Remember, If Ali leaves the moon to soon he could be seen by the Sentinels and captured or killed. If he stays, the volatile nature of the moon and his dwindling resources may end his life. Choose wisely.
Ok, now for the real reason you showed up to this Brain Blasting Fest. The goo, the sticky, slimy, primordial stuff that makes up the ideas and the inspiration that infiltrates, permeates and premeditates all great works of art.
Where is my goo, whats goo got to do with you? Here is what it has to do with.
I am writing a book about what happens when you have massive success, unlike anything you have ever experienced before? What does success do to you? Does it change you from the person you were into a worse or better version of yourself? Because regardless of beliefs success does change people, always has and always will.
I decided, since I have never in my life known any real measure of prolific success I would write a fiction novel to explore that idea, and let me tell you has it been crazy.
The imagination is an unbelievable place, I spent twenty some odd days writing the first 60,000 words of this book exploring success, and I was on a roll baby. I mean I was flying. I had written what I believed to be a truly dynamic and unique story full of laughter, thrills, and excitement. All up until the success hit and my brain stopped blasting. It was confused and scared. I had never known the level of success I was writing about so how the hell could I write Authentically?
What kind of story could I tell? Like I said before it is amazing what your imagination can do. It is like it said, “Well, Matt we have no clue what this honestly looks like, so what I want to do is give you a taste of it so you can see how you would respond.”
Guess what, I stopped writing that book for two weeks now and was kicking my self because I felt like I needed to be moving on it. But honestly, it was heading in a direction that I was not a fan of. Because I wasn’t authentic to the story, I was trying to tell.
The time away was necessary, here is what happened in two weeks. I started a twitter account, I started a youtube channel, and the response and outpour from people who love what I am doing have been incredible. Not necessarily on a massive scale but on one that is still a form of success I am not used to.
So what I learned from my imagination taking off in these different directions to answer my question, “What would I do with massive success?” it showed me by giving me a small amount of what lots of success look like.
Now what I know to do is Cut the last 5000 or so words I have written in the wrong direction and go back to the story I wanted to tell in the first place. Because now I have an idea of success.
But it took me taking time away from the project and following where my imagination was leading me. I merely followed the inner voice saying, “I know you really want to write, but I need you to follow this path right now. I promise it will pay off.”
And for once in my life trusting that Brain Blasting Voice, that is trying to answer all my questions and solve all my problems if I would simply trust it and move.
Here is what I am getting at with all this.
I tend to beat myself up if I don’t finish the task that I am working on before starting another one. I am very goal oriented, and I set goals of writing a certain amount each day.
Well, I haven’t hit that goal in over two weeks. I was starting to drive myself crazy with the idea of it. Until, I started doing the author interviews, and I learned that it is ok to take your time with a project. You don’t have to rush through it just because you have a Word Quota to reach.
It is more important to stick to the story you want to tell than to twist the story in knots writing yourself in circles about something you have yet to figure out.
Time takes time. Give your imagination time to work out the problems and the questions you are presenting it. Don’t be afraid to listen to your intuition; it is trying to answer your questions. Let it.
Have faith that just because it doesn’t make any sense right now, doesn’t mean it won’t make sense in an hour or a day or a month. Trust your self.
And finally, keep asking the question. Remember why it is you wanted to write the story in the first place and if you have gone astray during the process cut the parts that don’t fit and course correct. We are allowed to make mistakes, and even more, we are allowed to correct our mistakes. That is Humility to a certain extent.
Well, that’s all. I am Blasted out, and I have a ton of videos and other writing to do. So, happy writing, and may the BRAIN BLASTING BE WITH YOU!!!
4 thoughts on “Wiping that Brain Blast Off your Face”
Great post. Now if you haven’t been writing for two weeks, that means you have 35000 words to write today to catch up. Hurry! The clock is ticking and you have to reach your goal! 😈
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Reblogged this on Ann Writes Inspiration and commented:
Man, you and I have made amazing discoveries about ourselves as writers this year. You within a matter of weeks, and me practically over night. I discovered that I actually like writing fantasy. Keep an eye on my blog, for I have a blog post that explains my revelation. I must say when you make a discovery like that, it’s exciting and overwhelming at the same time.
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Absolutely agree it is fantastic Thanks, Ann