“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” — Blaise Pascal
Where do you fall on the brevity/verbosity spectrum?
The whatwhat scale??
Okay, okay, I’ll admit, I just did a Google search because I had no idea whether or not there was actually a ‘scale’… turns out I’m just an idiot.
However, I would probably say I tend to sit somewhere right in the middle. Depending on the situation, I probably lean a little bit to either side.
In the context of writing, I sometimes really struggle to write my posts, and sometimes even writing one hundred words seems too daunting, and then I really cringe if I ever go back and re-read them, as it just makes me want to elaborate so much more and really go into some details. But I don’t.
On the flip side, when I’m writing a creative piece, I easily get far too carried away and caught up in what I’m writing and then because my hyperactive brain gets wind that I’m writing a creative piece, it completely flips out with excitement and goes into overdrive, and then suddenly I’m having images of my entire story – characters, scenes, dialogue, etc within minutes, and this all happens as I’m writing the first sentence. As I continue writing, what happens in my head gets even more dense and detailed, and my fingers just can’t keep up.
Then, if I have to keep coming back to it, slowly adding on bit by bit, it might take me three weeks and I suddenly have a few thousand words. I know that I write with a lot of detail, but I feel as though I do this in order to do any justice to what I’ve seen in my head.
Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn’t. I just need to learn how to structure my writing more effectively and increase my vocab.