How I became a writer. Part 9

How I became a writer. Part 9 

The process of writing has not changed for me. I will have several trains of thought in my head at one time. These thoughts brew and finally, something emerges as a story. A story that makes sense from the beginning, middle and end and can leave my head. This process sometimes involves putting two stories together.  

I love it when I can start as one story, mix in another and create a new more comprehensive story. I love this for two reasons. One, one story gets to escape and two when the second one merges with the first, I have more free space in my head. Crude but that’s how it feels at the time. 

After the stories begin, I eat and sleep the story until it’s done. I go to sleep thinking of the next chapter, the next day how I can make the story better.  

It becomes an obsession and until it’s done it pretty much takes over my life. 

I don’t know how JK Rowling or Stephen King work, nor do I know their methods. For me, it’s a light skeleton or framework that I hang the meat on as I go. I stick to the story and the main plot. I do deviate quite often, especially when I feel that a U-turn or a sharp left feels good.  

I am sure I am the same when it comes to rewrites as everyone else. Everyone hates it. One thing I tend to do is sometimes when I am not feeling it 100%, I will review a chapter here and there to make sure that it is what I want. I would rather check and make changes on chapters at the time rather than afterwards and I need to change the whole damn thing.  

Also, I tend to pace myself. I would rather say I’ll have something done later and not be disappointed than to promise myself something and not deliver. We all play little mind games with ourselves, I am sure.   

It is with this mindset I tend to write. But the writing didn’t quite begin smoothly. In a related blog entitled Changes (15 parts). I outlined the way I had managed to head back to Indonesia. It was in this new job, back in entertainment was where the real writing began.  

All because my boss said I couldn’t do something.

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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