Thursday, September 8, 2011

Write Stuff [10]

Write Stuff (formerly Working Writer Wednesday) is a weekly meme based on the Wannabe Writer meme hosted by Sarah at Confessions of the Un-Published. This meme (I changed the name so I could post on any day of the week) is what prompted me to start Writer Quirk, so I am thankful to Sarah for creating it and allowing ANYONE (even a quirkster like me) to join up. So go visit her site and the others who participate. Do it.

Where I am in the writing process:  Getting back to it.  I'm trying to ignore what I've written thus far so I can finish the rewrite before NaNoWriMo in November.

My current problem(s):  Just getting back in the swing of things.  And not going back to make sure what I'm writing is inline with everything already written.  I was taking a slower approach with the rewrite, but honestly, it is almost an entirely new draft, so I'm trying to take that mindset and not let editing get in my way.

Sarah's ???:  How long do your breaks from writing last?

My answer:  Usually several weeks. I wrote all through last November and half of December, took a break for about three months, then started up and didn't stop until a couple months ago because life was getting hectic the nearer my wedding got.  But even during my fiction breaks, I still write, turning to personal essays, poetry, free-writing, whatever. I try to never stop-stop writing.  But sometimes you just need a break from writing fiction because there is so much planning and and intentional thought involved.

My ???:  Do you plan breaks from writing or do you just write when you feel like and not when you don't?

That's it for this time!

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  1. I try and write daily and make it a routine but there are just times when either I'm on a roll or I'm exhausted and everything I write is rubbish. It's so difficult to write consistently when you've got so many other things going on. I suppose I just tend to go with the flow. If I'm really feeling it i'll write until I can't keep my eyes open. Other times I'll just walk away. It's not very organised is it?

  2. Lan: Completely agree. I was on a writing kick recently (five chapters in a little more than a week) but it was all poo, lol. But it got written, which is sometimes all that needs to happen. And organization is overrated. :oP

  3. Usually when I feel like it...but at other times I really have to make myself stay consistant


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