Wait or Push?
They represent the two ways of going about things. I’ve already extolled the advantages of pushing – writing to a routine, daily, or at a given time each week to keep your muscles loose, knocking at the door of the unexpected thought/idea/image/thing. However, since then I’ve been practising the other form of writing. The wait.
The big advantage of waiting is that the motivation for manifesting the idea/image/thought/thing becomes so great, the imperative so forceful, the idea often comes out, when you let it, when it cannot be contained any longer, in a roll. There is still the unexpected nature of setting the fluidity of thought into the more fixed form of written words, which appears in unhitherto images or turns of phrase, but I find a coherence, a transcendence comes with this method.
And perhaps more importantly, an urgency, an inherent belief in its own existence that the daily penning doesn’t necessarily have.