I hear people talking about staring at a sheet of paper and nothing coming from brain to fingers to paper.
I have heard of writers block, where looking at that sheet of paper turns off production.
I have never had either of them.
I sit, and it comes. Len has told me I am a stream of consciousness writer. I never heard the term before he used it.
I sit, and the images pour out of my brain. My grandmother on my mother's side told me it ran in her family.
The ancients called us seers, dreamers and even fortune tellers.
I just write. If I don't I am uncomfortable.
Writing prose or poetry are the same to me. I sit at a keyboard, and it, like what I am writing now, comes.
Sometimes, I have to think of a particular word. But it's more like the narrator is feeding me the line, and we are both waiting for that word to come up.
I don't think we are rare. I have known two others myself.
One ran a bookstore, and wrote children's books, and the other told stories to children at the local library. I thought both were very good.
for me, it is what I am, and finding Gather back in 2007 set my muse free.