Saturday, September 1, 2012

That old Writing Habit

Oh yeah, so when I started this blog I was all excited and I had all these plans. The main goal was to WRITE more. I go around saying I am a writer but I really spend very little time writing. I used to write all the time and I could pump out a story in a day or so and well now I find any reason NOT to write. Really sometimes, I am thinking Yeah that would make a good story  and then I find myself washing the dishes (a necessary evil that I hate doing).

Though I did try to write a story for posting and I worked on it and then I don't know what happened. It's like I need a gun put to my head and then maybe I could write. But have no fear getting back into the writing habit is just as hard as quitting smoking (not that I have but I know people who have tried and either succeeded or not. I just know it is hard).

When I was younger and people told me that writing was hard and they could never sit down and write a story then they would ask, how do I do it. Now I am sitting here wondering how does other people do it. My life is different then it was when I was in high school. And the way I write is different then it was three years ago. Of course in this amount of time, I learned quite a bit about the craft. And just because I am posting it here doesn't mean I want to post crap. I want to write quality and not quanity. I want to spend the time editing and making something good maybe even great.

I admit I fret and edit too much as I write and that is a habit I have to break. Spell check is a blessing but it is also a curse as well. As soon as I see that red line I have to stop what I am  doing and fix the misspelling and then I find myself rereading a passage and now I am rearranging words in other words editing. I should turn spell check off, it is too much of a distraction. So yeah, that is one of my writer quirks.  I am just as loopy as other writers.

Well come back soon and just maybe I will fight against spell check and the pressure of editing constantly because the joy is in creating a story not the editing.

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