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HEY WRITER, STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE AND PRAY IT IS OKAY! (RAMBLES) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

Life is one big contradiction in every field but it is more so when you are a writer—or so I think. You think you are there, you think you have the right words. You are in the moment and you bask as Mother Muse slowly pours herself unto your pages through the medium of creativity.

Depending on the time, you push yourself to the end or just rush it to a stop. Finally, you smile at seeming perfection. Ah! For the conscious writer, something pricks you to note that the work might have flaws here and there. So, you might decide to getTagxedo disorder editors or throw the work away. If you get the right editors, your headache begins. Have you ever noticed how those folks always seem to find faults here or there? Some of the faults are so obvious you have to hit yourself in the head! Ouch! How could you have missed that? This is the beauty of patience and seeking counsel. (Yes, if you miss the editorial seat, you might miss a lot of good stuff that might have made your work better.)

Anyway, you do your rewrite and maybe feel the work is okay… Or you keep editing till you tire out. I have been known on occasion to keep editing right up to the door of the final proofer and printer doors! Anyway, finally, you push the work out, hoping that someone will like it somehow and it will be the ticket to giving you something good. Some of us, and I am a front man in this group, edit and refine our work tying as many screws as possible.

In most cases, you get your work or book published and the feeling, for most, is indescribable. It is like a baby given to a parent. The looks of wonder at the new you is something the adjectives of the universe will not dare present. You hold that book close… Yes, I know there are a few who would look at their own book with bad eyes especially if it didn’t come out the way they like. Talk of all those parents who discover that their children are disfigured or not of the sex they want! But no, we are not talking of those sorts of parents. We are talking of the proud ones and yes, I didn’t derail. We are still talking about books.

It is easy to find authors who pick their published books and see things they wish could have been done or written differently. Many times have authors been caught reading what they hoped they might have put. Some would take a pen and correct a few lines shortly before reading at a festival or something. Sometimes you begin to see things that might best have been removed or something that might have been added for effect. It gets to the case of seeing your grown child not being the perfect baby you had once viewed. The hope is that with the next book, you will take extra precaution and have your heart more expressed.

Usually, the ideal thing that most writers come to discover is that a work is best left to fallow for three months or maybe a year… just enough time for you to have become a stranger so that you will edit your work through fresh eyes since looking at the same thing over slowly makes it seem perfect. But time is not on the side of anyone and how long can one really take? Tagxedo disorderThe changes and all might never be enough and we usually have to just halt. Much like what poet and scholar, Hyginus Ekwuazi says echoing older writers of yore, no true work of art has ever been truly completed. You simply have to get the maturity to let it go, and pray that point was a time worth your imperfection.

So much to writing, so much to reading. Oh well. In the end, who knows what I might want to edit from this piece… I will be mature and let it fly. Wherever your writing and reading takes you this week, make it worth the time. Cheers!

First published on the SEVHAGE Reviews website.

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13 thoughts on “HEY WRITER, STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE AND PRAY IT IS OKAY! (RAMBLES) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

  1. I really love the words here expressed. There’s a lot of truth in what you have said here. Just that…..time is not on anyone’s side. Sometimes, letting it fallow for 3 months or even a year may mean it will never see the light of that. So yes the editor is not a bad idea at all.

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    1. True jare…over true. Sometimes, it is good to just get the darn thing going abi? Sometimes, these things are even big semi-‘Notes-to-sef’ so that one doesn’t forget. I have my own experiences too. The key thing is we all need to be more adventurous. Yeah. Oh well.
      🙂 Merci.

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    1. It will be cool though…think about it. You should… One made up mainly of the original thoughts. Ahhh… I can almost see it in my mind’s eyes! I hope you are compiling all those your writings in a document somewhere o… If not, start already. Who knows, ei?

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  2. Nicely penned.
    Sometimes i post without even looking at it work twice🙈. Having said that, i do suscribe to editing when it comes to ‘serious ‘ business like school work or maybe publishing a book and i also like the idea of leaving for a while to become unfamiliar with it.

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    1. Hmmm, serious business 🙂 The business of it all can be tedious…but do you really just post without even looking at it? How?!! :O Your work doesn’t give that feel…or is it my eyes? Well, it doesn’t usually give that feel…
      Oh well.
      So, when do we get to see your book? 🙂

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      1. Yes . It does depend on my mood. Sometimes i do give it to others to look through for me.
        I do not intend to write one till i turn 75😀.

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