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.

2 comments:

Lilian Nattel said...

It sounds like a good way.

Maya Ganesan said...

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

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