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Fuck You, Technhology

I have found, over the years, that the best way to write is to be consistent. Either you sit down every day, or you write a certain amount a week, or another choice that never entered my mind. Personally, I like to try for the writing every day, though I usually end up skipping on Wednesday and Sunday, just because those days are busy with teaching. I try to write around a thousand words each of those days. Most days I do. Some days I can do twice, other days I do half. Occasionally, time comes into it and occasionally, time doesn't. The point is, I sit at my laptop, in positions that alternate throughout my place during the year, and I write. I chip away at things. I rewrite. I type. I do my thing until things are finished--however long that is--and sometimes I like what I have in the end, and other times I think they're a bit of a waste. Mostly, I'm finished when I can't stand the sight of something any more.

I'm always very happy when I get everything, writing wise, done in the day. I mean, why do it otherwise if you're not happy doing it? The gig is a touch soul destroying some days, and you can push endless at it and feel like you're going nowhere for the longest time. So, you might as well enjoy the writing itself.

Today, however, I did not write, except for this blog post.

Some days, it's a bit like that.

(crossposted)

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jody_macgregor
Jul. 22nd, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
It's always fascinating to see behind the curtain and into the writing process. Because I write every weekday for work I've started setting aside Saturday and Sunday mornings to work on The Novel, and 1000 words on each of those days is a target I don't hit as often as I like.
benpeek
Jul. 23rd, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
yeah, i reckon i hit it maybe 75% of the time nowadays, and i've been doing it for years. i half suspect writing novels and getting anywhere in the writing world is half down to being more stubborn than you know whats good for you.
jody_macgregor
Jul. 23rd, 2010 10:08 am (UTC)
Your pep talks are the best, dude. :)
benpeek
Jul. 23rd, 2010 11:17 am (UTC)
you should see me with children ;)
jody_macgregor
Jul. 24th, 2010 08:17 am (UTC)
1022 words today. Your pep talk worked!
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