Writing the mood

Susan Sheldon PhotographI can easily get lost in worlds. Some writers have their rooms and their desks cleared for this reason. I took this photograph late at night and before I knew it, I was lost. Here where two spies, reunited after the war, coming home, to a flag illuminated  from a burning house.  Or…and before you know it, you have a story, or a moment away from time that never gets written yet was fully lived. Such is the life of a writer.

Is there a way to control this and get back to writing, or should you just relax, enjoy the moment? It might turn into something wonderful even if it’s never written down on the page, it becomes a part of you. Such is the magic of being a writer.

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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4 Responses to Writing the mood

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    “It might turn into something wonderful even if it’s never written down on the page, it becomes a part of you.”—Absolutely. I believe much of our ‘writing’ is accomplished when we’re lost in our thoughts, nowhere near a keyboard. 🙂

  2. yprior1 says:

    I liked your snippet of writing here – and it paired so week with the lighting on the image – and a while ago I watched a spy movie and so that was in my mind as I read your “in the flow” flowing story.. 🙂
    also, I like the point that not all has to be written down – but sadly, thing can easily become forgotten and sometimes the writing it down preserves it more – but then there is such freedom in experiencing (the lostness of it all) without writing it down – which I think is one of your points here – hmmmm –

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