Saturday, June 11, 2016

Watering the Seeds to Grow Your Ideas

Today I was inspired by this phrase "Watering the Seeds". When you plant a seed, you have to water it to see it grow and produce fruit. As a gardener myself, I know that the watering and the weeding take the most time and there are some really hots days when I think about watering and go "ugh".
My actual garden in June. (It needs watered.)

What does this have to do with writing?

All writers get seed ideas. We sometimes plant them by jotting them down. (If you don't have a notebook where you jot down ideas, get one!) But they will never grow if we don't work on them.

Aha.

Watering your idea makes it grow. Tending to it, nurturing it, and adding to it turns it from a seed idea into a novel.

Outlining, researching, and then writing scenes and characters is sometimes exhausting. It takes perseverance to get to The End. Then comes editing, which can be even more daunting! But if you keep at it, you will end up with a story that bears fruit; that holds up against the tests of time, critique, and review.
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