the year is almost done/ what does a revolution mean?
I am writing a novella now- fantasy and fiction intertwined. It’s been in the wings for a while. Writing fiction is very different from writing a poem. For me anyway, the poem just comes out. I don’t like to force it out but I suppose most poets can do that too. Fiction is more about voice. Until you get the right voice, the plot does not unfold.
I’ve been writing fiction for a long time but you know how it is. You write stories and then you forget about them and when you reread them, you probably have a Hemmingway or a Seth in your hands. Then you reflect on skill and rewrite.
Those rewrites may look bad as well. So you stop writing altogether and then you think hey! maybe I need to write just poetry. Which is not bad either. But one day the poems start talking to the fiction side of your brain and there is a mighty collaboration or a simple clearing of the throat.
And you think why not integrate the two?
That has been a lot of what has been going on this year.