Wannabe Writers (2)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wannabe Writers is a writing group/meme for the unpublished by Sarah @ Confessions of the Un-Published. It's a place where writers can ask questions, share stories, and get feedback.

Where I am in the writing process: Like I said in my previous post, I was still in the beginning/outlining process. I think it is safe to say that I am, actually, still there until now. On Tuesday though, I finally started doing the actual writing on paper. I typed it out, and according to Word, I have written 4,120 words in four days.
I am working in a very small pace, but I think that's what works best for me. I try not to force myself to write if I already know I'm not in the right mood, because this way, words just come freely and don't appear contrived in any way whatsoever. I also don't feel pressured and/or rushed when I try to take my time.

My current problems:
Thankfully, no problems right now!

Sarah's question this week: "What do you give up in order to write?"
I don't think I give up anything that huge to the point that it affects my daily life; routines, activities, and general lifestyle. The thing is, writing is a part of all of those. It is completely natural, and something that I always have time for.
However, I can't deny that there are definitely some nights that I had to give up sleep. The crazy thing is, I don't really seem to mind lacking sleep if it means getting some writing done.
There might be little things also, that I might be doing subconsciously. One example would be those many times where I would forget that I have food in front of me for lunch at work because I'm so caught up with what I'm writing.. or missing dinner because I am too busy scribbling away to even go to the kitchen.. things like that, haha.


  1. That's good that its just a part of your natural routine. I think once I'm able to fit it in and adjust then it won't feel like I'm giving up so many other things.

  2. I've been trying to find a way to fit writing into my routine. I have a two year-old daughter and it just seems as though simply sitting down to write a blog post or to read is taking time out from something else I could (or sometimes should) be doing.

    I do find though that it's easiest to let the creative juices flow late at night. I've been very much having to take that into consideration while trying to plan out what I'm going to do next!

    It's great that you aren't having any problems :)

  3. The time you've invested in the outline and preparation will pay off in spades. The pace you've chosen seems to be working well and the output is good. You may wish to consider joining Sarah's 50k in the summer. You're already achieving 1k per day.