I’m slow. Depressingly slow. Not when I’m sprinting for the nearest caramel latte, but as a writer — hair grows faster than I write.
Needless to say, I don’t plan anything out. Yeah, I know 🙂
Because I write about as fast as paint dries, my enthusiasm inevitably crashes and sitting down at my laptop becomes the last thing I want to do. I fall into the My Writing Sucks Blues and it’s not a pretty song.
It seems counterintuitive, but I’ve discovered that writing this blog makes me happier with and more excited about my WIP. It turns out, the more I write, the more I write 🙂
I’d been neglecting my blog for months because I thought I should be disciplined and mature and concentrate on my book. It seemed to me that any time taken for my blog was time taken away from my book.
But writing isn’t math, it’s not a plus or minus kind of thing. It’s more like biology, cells multiplying in a petri dish when you’re not looking. The thought and energy I put into my blog generates more thought and energy for my WIP. Who knew?
Uh … everyone. What seemed like a revelation to me is actually a fairly common trick writers pass among themselves — when you’re stuck, write something else.
I may even have heard this advice before, but stubborn ass that I am, I had to discover the truth for myself 🙂
I’d like to thank everyone who reads my posts. Your views, likes, and comments are the life preserver the little guy above throws to save me from the My Writing Sucks Blues 🙂