Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wannabe Writers #24

Wannabe Writers is a writing group for the un-published and anyone is welcome to join. It's a place where future authors can ask questions, share stories, and get feedback. Click ( here) to find more about how it works.

Where I am in the writing process: Unpublished. Been writing since I was ten. Been serious about writing since 2007.

My current problem(s): Pushing through the block. I get stuck easily sometimes. I'm always wanting to find that perfect word or perfect action or perfect plot point. I forget that my story is at a raw rough draft, and it's okay to write crap. Instead in my mind I think it's the final draft and it has to be perfect.

This week's question: Quantity vs. Quality. Do you believe it is best to write/write fast, get it all out, and edit later? Or is it better to go slow, editing in the process? Is forcing myself to write 1,000 words per day really the best option?

My answer: This week's question completely goes with one of my main problems. It's okay to write crap. I tell my other writing friends this all the time, but for some reason I cannot see it. I used to write until my wrists were killing me and my butt was so numb that it hurt to stand. Now I get so frustrated on making things the exact way that I click out of my WORD document entirely way too early. So basically - write crap. You can go back and change crap.

1 comment:

  1. Amber, glad you are joining in on the challenge with us. I agree totally that "writing crap" is ok. It can always be fixed. I become discouraged when I try to edit as I go.


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