Friday, June 8, 2012

Writing: easy peasy or blood, sweat and tears?

Talk about a wild year thus far.  My old job went belly-up, I had to find a new job (which has yet to start), and I've been writing two works in progress. *Whew* I've come up with some great ideas for a couple of novels, and slowly but surely I'm pecking away at them. These aren't coming out as easily as CODE did, and I'm not sure why.

What about you, dedicated writer? Do you find that the words just flow from your fingertips? Or is it a struggle to get those sentences out on the page? Are some works easier than others? Why do you think that is?

I'll share my thoughts in a day or two. Until then, let me know what you think.


  1. Some days I can do 2000 words and others I feel lucky just to write 2 sentences.

    I think writing for marketability makes plotting harder and more time consuming. Writing in high school, without any concern for the reader, was much faster.

  2. It often has a lot to do with what else is going on in my life. If there are high stress situations to contend with, my writing suffers big time. When things are relatively peaceful, I can knock out a lot of words!