Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Being an Author: Writing's Hard

When you sit at the screen, when you look inside your heart for the words... writing's hard. So, I'm in the middle of a couple of projects - somewhere in the region of 120K, just to give you an idea - and I'm struggling.

You know everything that I've said, write everyday (when you can), set aside an hour etc. but now, when the chips are down it's just not that easy is it?

No. You know what I'm talking about. 1K a day just isn't enough... that means an hour isn't enough. So I write more. And more. That's fine. I deal with it... when it happens, you deal with it. Then you get over week one, then week two... the words flow... it's cool. Then the words stop. The brain says NO MORE...

So what do you do?

Take a day, maybe two, and then sit back and start. At this point every part of you will want to not do it. No, it'll say, play a game, drink a beer, watch a film, go out - find out what sunlight is. When this happens take this:

Write something.

Anything.

It maybe a complete waste of your time, the words may not mean much, and most certainly, you'll hate them. It might take a couple of days of this. Eventually it clicks.

Just remember, write. It all comes back together.

Eventually.

'Til next time...

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