Sunday, December 18, 2011

Brushing off the dust: Kinds of writers

I've been -- and still am -- caring for my dad, but I couldn't stay away from my blog any longer. I miss you folks!

It might be old news, but Zoe Winters has a fantastic blog post about her writing process. I love reading these kinds of posts and found this one particularly inspiring. She said she writes for 5 or 6 hours a day but when she edits she only works for 3 or 4 hours. I'm glad someone else finds editing harder than writing!

Here's the link to Zoe's article: The 10,000 Word Day.



  1. Good link. I'm always interested in the processes of other writers. It's encouraging to read that it's possible to become more prolific over time. As a slow writer I always hold out hope that someday I'll be able to hit 5K in a day without a nervous breakdown. 10K, though? That would for sure send me to crazy town.

    Welcome back, by the way :)

  2. Thanks for the link, Karen, and I will add my welcome back as well.

  3. Kim, thank you! Yes, it was great hearing that words written per day can increase over time. There's hope for me! 10 k words, though, that would be crazy-making. But wouldn't it be great to have a novel -- a first draft at least -- done in a week.

  4. Hi MK! Thanks for the welcome back. I've been floundering for a bit, but I've decided to make writing and blogging a priority. There are a ton of other things going on in my life right now, but I NEED to make time for my writing. That's been a discovery. I write for a number of reasons -- that I would like to sell some books is among them!-- but I've found out that I also need to write for ... Well, for me. Because it's something I do. Like breathing.

    Lol okay, that was a long reply, but I wanted to say something like that in my blog, and to Kim, so I just kept typing! :p


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