Do you know what it takes to write fiction? Writing it down is the magic that sets everything into motion. WRITE, WRITE, and WRITE, is the mantra I have gathered from reading various “How To” books.
It has been recommended you set a particular time daily to write. “Force yourself to stick to a schedule.” is a quote out of Writing Fiction by Gotham Writer’s Workshop. I personally write when I want to. I do write something everyday, but it my not be on my novel. I don’t want to take the pleasure out of my writing, because I have it scheduled to write everyday at ten in the morning, or seven in the evening.
Writing is a job and should be treated as a job, but my particular job, will have flexible scheduling. The rational behind the schedule is to develop discipline.
I am a “free spirit writer,” at this point in time, but at some point I will have to become a disciplined editor. One who will go through the writing with a fine tooth comb and make necessary changes. Right now my mind is screaming, no ! no! I can’t do that, everything I write is wonderful and important to the story. Considering I am the “free spirit writer” now I am going to play “Scarlet O’Hara,” and deal with that another day.
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