I had quite a lot of things to write about today, but events sort of overtook me.
First there were the callers to the door, and then there were the phone calls. All interrupted my natural flow, so I just never got a chance to put pen to paper, or should I say finger to keyboard?
I even had a call from Pullit to say that the smoking inspector was down in the pub causing trouble, so that meant a trip down there, followed by a diversion to the landfill. People say that country life is quiet! Hah!
I have a little problem with my writing that makes it a little difficult.
I have found that if I have an idea for a topic and mull it over in my mind then that is the end of that. I cannot write if I have thought about it. I know there are people out there who take notes and things like that, but that just doesn’t work for me. Spontaneity is the name of the game here. Actually, I would go so far as to say that spontaneity is too slow.
The only way I can write on a topic is to wait until a thought crosses my mind. Once the idea arrives, it is a case of typing like the clappers until the thought is purged. I don’t plan anything though. I don’t think ahead. I just type as the thoughts come so once I start, I haven’t a fucking clue what even the next sentence will be, let alone where it’s going to end.
As I said, I had a few thoughts this morning, but I can’t write about them now. Too much time has passed, and I have had a chance to think about them – a fatal error – and if I tried writing about them then I would write totally nonsensical gibberish. But then, you say, I write nonsensical gibberish anyway so what’s the difference? The difference is that even I would be bored reading it. By writing spontaneously, at least I have the pleasure of reading it after, as I honestly haven’t a fucking clue what I have written until I have written it.
It’s quite a strange experience writing this way. I read back on the stuff I have just typed and wonder where that hell all that came from.
How does anyone else do it?
Do people really plan things before they write them?
Am I the only one who hasn’t a fucking clue where he is going?