I’ve made it to day 20! I love the PiBoIDMo concept, because the month of November is purely dedicated to the discovery phase of creative writing. My PiBoIdMo journal is a glorious mess of thoughts, quotes, lists, characters, titles, memories, collages, and doodles. There may be a full blown idea in there somewhere, but most need more time to steep. Creative writing is a complicated and time-consuming process, and I don’t think the journey is quite the same for any two writers. Discovery requires the writer to look at the world through an imaginative lens; to see something extraordinary in the otherwise mundane. The inner editor is silent while the creative soul soars! A great idea is a diamond. When you find one, let it dance in the light.
“If writing is thinking and discovery and selection and order and meaning, it is also awe and reverence and mystery and magic….Authors arrive at text and subtext in thousands of ways, learning each time they begin anew how to recognize a valuable idea.”