That Imaginary Journey

As you may have noticed, Writer Tamago has been having a few less entries recently while I have pulled into overdrive on the WiP. I have enjoyed dedicating more time to the novel, and it has reminded me of an important reason about why I got into writing in the first place.

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I love my blog. It is very enjoyable to spend some time writing about my opinions and my insights into writing and other topics. I like being an active part of the writer community, and it’s great to read up about what other people are doing. I enjoy writing about non-fiction. I also like how you can find me online at my address. This is a great place to be.

The other kind of writing, the fictional kind? It’s a different kind of thing entirely. These last weeks I’ve enjoyed seeing a story that I’m telling come together. I’ve enjoyed watching a character that I’m writing about make decisions and undergo changes. Each time I read the story, I see the character take a journey and end up in a new place. That’s very satisfying. Unlike my blog, where I’m undergoing the changes, what I’ve created in fiction is an imaginary journey that someone else takes. And…that’s really satisfying.

Now, it’s great that I’m satisfied with that journey. I hope that I have written a journey that other people will want to take with my character. You can feel it when it works for you, and when you’re excited about something, you want to share it with other people. That excitement about wanting to share a journey one of your characters takes, well, that’s part of the reason I decided that writing novels is something I wanted to do.

Among the many things I am grateful for during the holiday season, I am grateful to be able to write. Now I’m gonna go do some more of that.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

One thought on “That Imaginary Journey”

  1. Congrats! That’s huge. I vaguely remember that thrill of bringing a story in for a landing. Now that I am back on wagon of No Excuses, perhaps I’ll live it again, too. Hope you had a great holiday.

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