I saw this video on Facebook a few days ago. For all of us who need a little boost, who need to get those critical voices out of our head, it’s perfect.
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After a whirlwind semester, I’m finally getting back to the business of writing.
I have realized I write slowly. I’ve always known this on some level, but it’s becoming more apparent.
My typical process goes something like this:
- Write a paragraph.
- Take a break to think about what to write next.
- Write the next paragraph.
- When I have 3-4 paragraphs, I feel like that’s enough to constitute a little section. I type out some asterisks to indicate a space break.
- Take a longer break — get some coffee, throw a load of laundry in, take the dogs out — and then come back to the writing. Maybe. Or maybe this is a morning where just a little section gets written. Off to do something else.
I’m thinking this process is going to have to radically change if I’m to have any hope of actually completing a project.
What’s your writing style? Do you have any tips for writing quickly?