Storm coming in (a how I write post)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's all different now — the way I write, the way I think about writing.  I had had goals, once — four pages a day, say, on writing days.  Now it works like this:  I spend a few hours each new scene day simply dreaming.  The next day I scribble thoughts and lists.  The next day I type some bad sentences into the computer, knowing that the next day, the fourth day, I'll write the scene in a way that will allow me to move on toward dreaming the next scene (though when I print the entire book, I'll no doubt rewrite every scene).

Once I wrote a scene each day.

Now it takes me four days to craft two, perhaps three new pages.

It's how it works for me now.  At least with this book.


Lilian Nattel said...

It sounds like a good way.

Maya Ganesan said...

Ditto Lilian -- because it works, very, very well.

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