Don’t you just love those days when a post forms itself seamlessly in your head? Those days when the words come together of their own accord. You can see the story start to form in your head. A little tweak here, or there. Maybe you shift a paragraph down. You add an element at the top, take another away. Maybe add a line. Or a picture to complement that statement. And all the while, the story is being molded in your head.
Like a fine jigsaw puzzle, the pieces slowly come together. Ideas start clicking and you spot the connections. Sometimes you have to diligently hunt through a lot of material for that cornerstone thought and sometimes it reveals itself to you as you take a quick scan.
The last week or so has been like that for me. Stories appearing to me when I least expect them to. Post ideas that have been bubbling on the back burner are now suddenly sparked into life. While on the train or during my lunch hour, I try to sift through them, placing the pieces together. Sometimes I can see the final product and sometimes I set them aside, waiting for the image to reveal itself to me.
Do you think writing is like solving a jigsaw puzzle?