AnimaDictio wrote:I notice that if I go too long without reading, then I'll lose the ability to write, but whenever I read, I can't stop myself from writing too. The inspiration percolates. Blog post, love poem, novel, Facebook Note, etc. I have to write something.
SciencyLo wrote:I haven't yet, but my co-author and I have just wrapped up our first novel and are about 1/2 way into the second. I still feel like I'm such a n00b to all of it. It's so hard to say, "I'm going to step away from this for X days/weeks/however long" because I honestly do worry that I'll realize that, as much as I love writing, I simply don't have time to do it as well as I'd like. Or, I worry that the muse will disappear. It's so stressful, but the funny thing is that it's all pressure I put on myself. It's not coming from anywhere else.
SciencyLo wrote:I love the idea of a writing retreat - where all I do is write for a week - but HAHAHA my life would never accomodate that. Still, if I could somehow wrangle that, then and only then do I think I could take a few weeks off to let things simmer.
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