I actually did learn something new today and I it made me so happy! Now that I am older I keep blaming old age on my faltering memory. I’ve always had short-term memory problems since I was a child but what I read in that excerpt from “How to Write” by author Khaled Hosseini gave me hope.
I thought I was the only one that experienced the filter phenomena. I used to write all the time. If I didn’t write it down on paper immediately, the thought was gone and usually for good. The times I tried to use the keyboard instead of the old-fashioned way, I found my brain meandered way more than just jotting the quick idea down that I could work with later in greater detail. I really found pen and paper the best way to save my ideas, story assuring that I keep the genuine thoughts so precious for my creative process. I also find myself going off on various tangents related to the points I am trying to communicate, but it becomes very tiresome. I can imagine how this comes across to the readers.
I have written a self-published “how-to” book regarding tax resolution, so boring, but I did have the worst time proofreading it. I think I slowly rewrote most of the information. I can just imagine what will happen if I ever tried fiction, even though I used to be decent at short stories.
Looking forward to tomorrows assignment!