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Archive for October 22nd, 2010

Life Gets in the Way

Sometimes life just gets in the way of writing. It may be that someone else wants you to do something, or someone has the TV too loud, or you may just be too tired. There can be any number of things. But the important thing to remember is that writing is part of life. At least to those of us who want to do this as a job, or at least a part time job. If you would take time out of your day to, say, go to work, then you have to think of your writing the same way. That’s where I’ve been failing. Writing has been what I do when everything else is done. But no more.

Last night I wrote a pretty intense chapter. There was some violence in it, and that’s something I’m trying to get comfortable writing about. By the time I was finished, I felt kind of drained. But I felt! That’s the key for me; I have to feel when I’m writing. In an earlier post, I mentioned that I was having trouble feeling the characters in this novella. I remedied that by writing from both MC’s POV instead of just one. So now I’m really getting into this story. I’m glad I didn’t abandon it like I almost did. So now that I’m sort of on a roll, I need to prioritize and make sure the writing doesn’t get put on the back burner anymore. Because it’s important. It should be close to the top of my list. Very close….

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