I am putting myself under pressure to write at least 1000 words a day, whether I feel like it or not – ramblings are better than a blank page.
To give myself respite I go on Twitter and read relevant posts about writing and then I start thinking where would be the best place to send my ms when completed.
Good grief – shouldn’t I learn to crawl before I can walk?
Perhaps other writers feel the need for speed without an agent calling in the deadline – or perhaps I am the only mad frog in a box.
Every minute I spend not writing or typing up I feel I have wasted my time or let opportunity pass me by once more. I feel the urgency to write on a daily basis – in fact, whilst I was on a family holiday, I could be found sitting outside at 6am writing before everyone got up and needed my attention.
But my mantra must be – it’s not a race, it’s not a race – pace pace pace
Happy Word Flow One & All
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Ah. I'm the same way. Every day I think about how I need to get my MS done so I can move onto edits. Then move onto critiques. Then….
Yes, we need to take a step back and remember it's not about how fast we write but about the quality we put into the writing.
Thanks for the reminder.