Last week, I asked you to tell me something about your writing that you hated. I was actually kind of surprised by the answers-- just about everyone said they hate that they write slowly! That might be my fault. Most of the people who responded know that I write pretty quickly. But I've said it before, and I'll say it again, folks: I am a FREAK. I am NOT NORMAL. And-- I'm pretty much where you guys are right now, myself. I realized that I started this book in January, which didn't seem so long ago in March, but in May seems really, REALLY far away. This is a looooooong time for me.
Although, last year, I was working on one book for over six months, and it still isn't finished, so there's that. I hope this one doesn't turn out that way, personally, as I'd rather like to have it done soon.
Anyway, moving on-- last week was fun, and all, but I really, really want to bring the mood back up and make us all fall in love with ourselves all over again. So this week, tell me something that you LOVE about your writing!
Mine? I love piecing words together. It's like a puzzle, and finding that perfect fit is just . . . thrilling. I love putting sentences together that read like poetry, but still convey the story to be told within them. And I love my characters, and my stories-- even though they may not be my strongest parts.
So there. That's mine. Now tell me yours!
I love writing dialogue. I just wish I were as ready with a snappy comeback as my characters are.
Wow, I've been working on a short story for about 4 months now. Got bogged down by a lack of plot.
I guess I love the beginning of a novel/short story. When I'm all wrapped up in developing the characters and their world. Setting up the overall plot. Just getting the idea down.
I love finding connections in plot threads and themes that I hadn't originally intended.
This one's a little harder to come up with...I guess I really like my characters. I like how strong they can be, almost to the point of surprising me. Yeah, okay...I write slow but I like who comes out of it. :D
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