Advice from writers about writing are WRITE. Write and then write some more. Write all day. Write everyday. WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
But how much is enough? How much is too much? How much is just right?
For each of us the answer is not the same. We are all unique and our creative juices flow at different times, at different levels and for a certain lengths of time.
Some get up really early in the morning and write. I am not a morning person. Some can write all day. That must be nice, my brain shuts downs and the words no longer flow when I try to write all day. Some write everyday. So do I, write everyday that is, but it might be a post on Facebook, an email to someone, a blog post, so technically I am writing everyday. I am just not 'writing' everyday when it comes to my stories. I find it's just not there everyday. Maybe, like me, my characters, my stories, have to take a break too?
I read a great blog post about writing in small intervals. I thought they hit the nail on the head. One item they mentioned was how our brain can come up with ideas or solve problems when we are doing mundane, day-to-day tasks. I have decided to dedicate all of my future books to my washer and dryer. A lot of my ideas, or problems are solved, when I am doing laundry. I could probably write a whole book if I worked at a laundromat.
Too much writing can shut us down. Forcing yourself to write daily and all day just doesn't always work for everyone. Write while the writing is hot! While the creative juices are pouring. Then take a break, regroup and let the creative juice build back up. Don't force it. Just go with the Flow!!
The Author in all of us
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