Friday, June 8, 2012

Awesome Things About Writing

I haven't done one of these for a while. We think it's the big things that are important (okay, they are pretty great) but the small stuff counts too. The same is true for writing, so here are a few of my latest awesome things about writing:


1. Realizing your novel is so much stronger because of revisions, especially when you're halfway through and wondering whether to continue.

2. Having a child ask you to hurry up and finish so they can read your manuscript.

3. Getting an unexpected hour or two to work on your writing.

4. Feeling a compelling need to write, even when you're bogged down by other work and can't get to it.

5. Thinking of a great plot twist.


What's awesome about your writing lately?

9 comments:

  1. Those are all awesome. I'm realizing my writing is getting stronger and my critiques are getting better with less problems.

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    1. That's a great one, Natalie. It gives such a sense of accomplishment.

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  2. Realizing that while there are a TON of things I need to fix in the next draft, it's a positive thing that I *recognize* what they are. Before, I think I would have known a manuscript wasn't working but wouldn't have been able to put my finger on why. That's a step in the right direction.

    And, oh, being up before the kids so I have a few quiet minutes to write. That's pretty awesome, too.

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    1. Car, I love getting up before everyone else. It's so peaceful and I usually get a lot done.

      It's so cool that you're able to recognize what isn't working in your manuscripts. I'm not sure I'm there yet.

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  3. You've nailed it for me. And ditto what Natalie said. Plus, reading your first draft and knowing it has problems, and instantly being able to figure out what they are. :)

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    1. That is awesome, Stina. I love being able to pinpoint problems, and then do the sometimes hard work of trying to fix them.

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  4. When you hear an idea from a writer friend and then it all clicks together in your manuscript. Love that feeling!

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  5. I have to agree with thinking of a great plot twist. Also, I just love the high that comes after a really good writing session. That's when I know I'm meant to write -- it makes me feel so alive; it's like nothing else.

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  6. i went to a conference this weekend and was buzzing with ideas to improve, liven, and twist up my story. there's nothing better than that!!

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