Monday, October 20, 2014
1. You know that writing is not a romantic endeavor. It's a struggle. It's sacrifice. It's not a party and drinking doesn't help. It's real love.
2. You know that it takes a lot of sitting and that leads to
|Michael Douglas as Grady Tripp in the 2000 film adaptation of the novel The Wonder Boys.|
Grady is on page 2,611 of his second novel.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Procrastination is critical for a writer. Sometimes we get trapped in our writing schedule and our deadlines and our goals and our word counts. That can mean death to a novel.
We get hung up on “Writers write”. Gawd, how many times has someone said (or written) that snarkily in response to someone discussing writing?
Really, it pisses me off.
You want to know when I've done the most and best writing? Those periods in life when I walk a lot, when I read a lot, when I get the chance to talk about writing.
Want to know when I don't write pages and pages or particularly well? When I'm working all the time, have my writing scheduled, and I'm insisting to the people around me, and to myself, that I need to sit down and write because I need to get it done.
|Image: Nick Kenrick on Flickr (text added)|