Life happens, as the saying goes, and when it does inspiration can sometimes seem to leave us.
This week I’ve learned a very important lesson though:
I’ve learned that even in the worst situation, when you may be facing some of your worst fears…you can still find inspiration. #amwriting
— K. A. Werts (@ScarletVigalant) February 26, 2016
This can happen to all of us. Maybe we can’t continue writing our novel that day, but there is something else we can do.
What is a vignette, you may ask?
The definition according to Merriam-Webster’s “Vignette”.
- a running ornament (as of vine leaves, tendrils, and grapes) put on or just before a title page or at the beginning or end of a chapter; also : a small decorative design or picture so placed
- a picture (as an engraving or photograph) that shades off gradually into the surrounding paper
- the pictorial part of a postage stamp design as distinguished from the frame and lettering
- a short descriptive literary sketch
- a brief incident or scene (as in a play or movie)
On a day where my chronological writer’s brain has not been functioning, I have written little one-shots from the POV of one of my characters. Sometimes my mind can’t think at all and I’m stuck in reality so I will write vignettes of my life that day.
This week has been a week where reality has struck me cruelly. So in the face of reality, I wrote.
|(Photo credit to: me, K.A. Werts)|
As follows, “The Waiting Room” (written on Thu 2/25 at 9:41pm):