Everything is Ready

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  1. I agree with Konrath, there is more than just writing that I need to get done. And I don’t always do so well splitting my focus too much. And I think in some people’s heads “writing every day” means writing rough draft. I have a novella that is almost ready to go out the door, another rough draft novella. A novel several drafts in, and a rough draft novel completed.

    I can’t write any more new words until I get the edits caught up on much of this other stuff.

    It’s nice to write every day, but toward what end? If editing is included in that, fine. But what about research, or other things that arent’ writing? Sometimes I go months without writing. Very rarely what I’m doing doesn’t even look writing related, but I always come back to it and there is a method to the madness.

  2. I agree with Konrath, there is more than just writing that I need to get done. And I don’t always do so well splitting my focus too much. And I think in some people’s heads “writing every day” means writing rough draft. I have a novella that is almost ready to go out the door, another rough draft novella. A novel several drafts in, and a rough draft novel completed.

    I can’t write any more new words until I get the edits caught up on much of this other stuff.

    It’s nice to write every day, but toward what end? If editing is included in that, fine. But what about research, or other things that arent’ writing? Sometimes I go months without writing. Very rarely what I’m doing doesn’t even look writing related, but I always come back to it and there is a method to the madness.

  3. I agree that you don’t have to write every day; I think it leads to staleness or frustration. However, I also spend alot of time thinking about writing: scenarios, dialogue, the characters and how mean I can be to them… It’s all a part of the writing process. And why, I suspect, writers were accused of being dreamers as kids.

    And when it comes to not knowing where to begin, well, where ever the images do. Hopefully, it will be a nice dramatic scene.

  4. I agree that you don’t have to write every day; I think it leads to staleness or frustration. However, I also spend alot of time thinking about writing: scenarios, dialogue, the characters and how mean I can be to them… It’s all a part of the writing process. And why, I suspect, writers were accused of being dreamers as kids.

    And when it comes to not knowing where to begin, well, where ever the images do. Hopefully, it will be a nice dramatic scene.

  5. I agree that there are other, equally important things that aren’t writing. Research, like you said, Zoe, and the thinking that makes our writing fresh, Jaye.

    That being said, I think I’d love to have the luxury of writing every day. And sometimes I do, even if I don’t actually write it down. I often find myself narrating vignettes in my day-to-day observations, as an exercise to keep my imagination fresh.

  6. I agree that there are other, equally important things that aren’t writing. Research, like you said, Zoe, and the thinking that makes our writing fresh, Jaye.

    That being said, I think I’d love to have the luxury of writing every day. And sometimes I do, even if I don’t actually write it down. I often find myself narrating vignettes in my day-to-day observations, as an exercise to keep my imagination fresh.

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