Update: Writing, Writing and More Writing July 19, 2010Posted by pacejmiller in Blogging, Novel, On Writing.
Tags: Aspiring Writer, blog posts, discipline, fatigue, writer, Writing, writing course
It’s been brutal.
My parents and sister have left the country again and I have just returned from a short trip to the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.
Now, with a couple more weeks to go before the next semester in my writing course begins, I am determined to make the most of my time and write, write and write a bit more (with a bit of reading tossed in there). I want to experience full-time writing and see how I like it.
Day one — so far, so good. There are only two problems. First, I lack the stamina and concentration to last all day. After a couple of hours I may need to watch an episode of Seinfeld/Scrubs, or have a snack, or surf the net for 20 minutes.
Secondly, there is always more stuff to write. It never ends! I finally finished my Indian Journey series of posts (about my recent trip to India), but I still haven’t put up the posts on my culinary adventure in Hong Kong (which followed the trip), my even more recent trip to the Hunter Valley (which will be a series of posts for non-drinkers visiting the wine region), plus reviews of the books and films I’ve seen. And did I mention a couple of weeks ago I visited the house of a published author who shared some of his insights with me? I need to put all of that stuff up.
Which brought me to the realisation that I’m never going to get to work on my novels (yes, I have two now), enter into any writing competitions or accumulate writing credits if I keep working on my blog posts. There’s just always more!
So as much as I love writing them, tomorrow is going to be the last day that I’m going to try and catch up on my back log of posts. After that, one post a day (two tops), and I will dedicate the remainder of the day to real writing.
Let’s see how that experiment works out for me…