What I love about NaNo and what I’m hoping for in the upcoming month
A letter to fellow Pantsers in grip of the Week 2 Weepies.
Occasionally at parties someone will ask the dreaded question: “So, how’s the writing going?”
“How’s work going these days?” causes a mild stampede in my brain. Are they asking how the writing is going or the graphic design? Do they know that I am trying to write full-time?
prose fresh and clean, unsullied by weakness and weasels. I get that. I like cleaning–well, tidying, but also washing dishes–for that satisfaction of putting everything in order.
And I assumed I’d get the same satisfaction from editing.
That was incorrect.
I made the decision nearly a year ago to treat my fiction like a business: to dedicate a chunk of my routine to it instead of waiting for inspiration to strike. It’s going about as well as you imagine.
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