All of writing is a stage.
Yes, it is a little play on Shakespeare but indulge me as I continue. This writer has the stage of discontent, usually when I am between projects, or I am slugging it through to the end of a project. This stage has to be the darkest.
Then there is the stage of anticipation. There is a glimmer or a scent that I follow, stumbling along. I find encouragement in these tentative first steps. The urge to write is brightening the set.
Along comes the most important stage – the stage of commitment. Yes. I will.
Discovery follows. This stage is populated by a pair of actors in dialogue. One actor is decision, the other is development and between the two of them, a story line emerges. And the immersion and the epiphany and the delight. The exciting part of writing is here in this stage. Not to mention the fulfillment that follows. Take a bow, I say and then…
Exit the stage and get ready to repeat.