It’s gone! I chased it, ran after it, at one point I held it in the palm of my hand. Then like a dream it faded away.
Ideas are the things that weave a novel together. Each strand is woven carefully into the fabric of the story. Carefully you select the colours you are going to use, then decide in which order you are going to start weaving. Everything is ready then you start to weave all those wonderful thoughts that you have had together.
Isn’t it wonderful all these amazing creations that you have had are starting to come together? The colours are looking fantastic. The fabric is looking good your work of art is coming together.
Then out of nowhere comes a snag in the fabric, something you hadn’t thought of. One of the strands doesn’t make sense it seems to be out of sync. Suddenly the colours are not looking as bright as when you had started. Carrying on you hope it will sort itself out. Keep on weaving and it will fall into place. It’s no good the strand is going to have to be removed.
Suddenly your fabric has a hole in it. How are you going to repair it?
You start looking for that strand that will fill the gap. Maybe another colour might patch it up. It starts to look good, but it’s not as perfect as it needs to be. You try again. That’s it almost got it. There it is the snag has gone, the hole has disappeared. Standing back you see the completion of your work of art.
Writing a novel is a work of art. Every idea is a strand waiting to be tied together. We all want our work to be as perfect as possible. Sometimes it doesn’t come together straight away and there can be delays. Yet in the end when we have done the best to make it as perfect as possible, then we can stand back and say that we are an artist of the written word.