Hello! I’ve been hard at work on the sequel to Sea Monster Daughters. A finished draft is done (clocking in at 19k words), but while I was editing I came across a note I had left reminding me to write a certain scene. I decided to not only write it today, but to also share it with you!
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In a truly ironic turn of events, the day after I wrote up my post about Stephen King’s On Writing I came across the article “On Not Writing” in my morning’s twitter feed.
This spoke to me in the same way that Stephen King’s work also spoke to me. I am afraid to “rest” because my rest periods frequently turn into years, and I don’t want to become that person again.
But it’s also important to remember that what worked for Stephen King or even Bill Hayes might not work for you. It’s even possible that what worked for you now won’t work for you in the future. As you grow, so does your writing, so does your method.
I think that after reading these two think pieces on writing, the one thing I’ve taken away from it is: i need to try and find what works best for me.