Writing Wednesday..

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Happy Writing Wednesday!

Hi Readers!

Today I'm taking a break from the top ten reads countdown(and BTW we only have two books left on it! Squeals!)and I'm going to talk about pulling out that inner masterpiece.

Personally, I'm a machine. And I say it all the time, I can crank out a novel in 3 weeks--4 weeks tops. But is it really finished after I've typed the last word on the keyboard? Nah.... I don't think so.

I really have to rack my brain to make certain that I've got the best possible piece of literary awesomeness and that might take me another few weeks to re-write, revise and allow the words to really flow.

Sometimes reading a book helps. Or listening to soothing music. Or even sitting alone in silence. When I'm by myself and the silence consumes me, that's when my creative gear kicks into over drive.

It's never smart to force the story out of your head. Whatever you decide to write should flow freely and come naturally. Because when you force your story out, in my opinion it ends up being sloppy.

What's the rush? Yes, the writing world is competitive. There's been two times already where I've written a book and surprise, surprise. Someone else has written a book along the similar lines. And I'll admit, in the beginning I was totally bummed about it. But...

In the end, whether their are similarities or not, what I, or you've written is going to be different because no two minds are alike.

So kick back, relax, and the let the words flow.



  1. Pk Hrezo said...:

    Ugh, don't you hate that when you learn your really original idea is, um, not so original after all. Epic bummer.
    But you're so right! All we can do is keep writing!

  1. khashway said...:

    I love that you can write that quickly! My latest WIP was written in under two months, and that included a good amount of revision. Revisions aren't finished yet. I'm taking ample time away so I can go back to it with fresh eyes later on.

    I tend to cringe when I see even tiny things in another novel that are similar to what I've written. But it does happen to everyone. Like you said though, no two people will write the same thing the same way. When I taught middle school we'd show the students just how true that was by giving them all the same writing prompt. We got vastly different stories from the kids. And even the ones that were similar were written with a different tone. Individual personalities will prevail.

  1. You write a draft in 3 or 4 weeks?! And I thought 6 months was fast!

  1. I write fast, too. My best ones are the ones that come the fastest - you have your hands on two of them.
    In Joy, not much has changed, just cleaning up the language/grammar. Night Sky saw a few more changes than that, but in the end, for ME, the stories that get down the fastest, are usually the best. BUT I'm not world building. The hard part is to set them aside for long enough to look at the MS with fresh eyes.

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