Thursday, August 17, 2006

Just Write Through It

While chatting with Rene yesterday, I told her that my writing that afternoon was a struggle. The words just weren't flowing. Part of me wanted to quit. The other part refused.

I'm glad I listened to that other part. I determined to just "write through it" and it wasn't long before my fingers started flying.

At the end, I had over 2,000 words. That felt great. But you know what I love even more? Printing off a hard copy of those words and adding it to the rest of the manuscript. It's amazing to see the pages pile up. I love to hold the weight of it in my hand and say, I did this.

7 comments:

  1. That's great, Melissa! I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes my worst day ends up being my best writing day. Funny, isn't it?

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  2. Yep, writing through it is definitely important!!! WTG, Melissa :-)

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  3. Hmm that's smart. I've never thought of printing as I go. Good job on pushing through. If it's crap you can fix it, you can't work with a blank page.

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  4. Printing as you go?? Man, I haven't thought of that. Though I do print out the first third, revise, write the next third, print, revise, write out the rest.

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  5. Great job pushing on through!

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  6. That's what separates the professionals from the wanna-bes. Pros do it, whether they feel like it or not.

    And it's a great feeling to hold all those pages in your hand . . .

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  7. My favorite part after writing The End is printing the 400 plus pages out and just holding it, lol.

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