Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wednesday Words

What's my WIP? Cassie Claire's Cult Life

Every time I hear the advice "write every day" I cringe. I will not tell a lie, I don't write every day. Some weeks I don't even write. That doesn't make me a bad writer, it just makes me look lazy. Note how I said look, it doesn't mean I am lazy. It means that when I'm sick or cranky I refuse to write a bunch of crap that I will just delete tomorrow. I am an extremely emotional writer. Especially in Reveal, I couldn't keep my comments out of the book. But now that I'm writing about Cassie, a much nicer do goodie type personality I have to keep my thoughts to myself. So when I can't get my bad day of work out of my head, I can't write about her.
My advice, write when you're into the project you're working on. Writing every day doesn't make you a great writer, it just makes you a busy one.
If you're having a terrible writing day, by the way, focus on your marketing instead. I said don't write every day, I didn't say sit around and do a whole lot of nothing. Post tweets, update your blog or facebook some new friends. Then the next day, get back to the writing, you may be surprised how much more you get done!
Good luck!


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