Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

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.


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