Why you aren't writing more

Why You Aren’t Writing More…And What You Can Do About It

Can you learn to write faster? One thing I’m asked frequently is how I write so much. I get asked…

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  1. Stephanie Pitcher Fishman
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    This is a great post, Stacy! Thanks so much for sharing it. I really need to work on making more time. It seems like I always have a few days a week that seem difficult when really I need to just bite the bullet and cut something. I really needed to hear the parts about not expecting perfection. At some point it just needs to be done, doesn’t it? “Perfection is the enemy of done…”
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    1. Stacy Claflin
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      Thanks, Stephanie. Your quote is perfect. If we try to achieve perfection, we never will. Especially with fiction, people are looking more to be entertained more than they’re looking for a literary masterpiece. As long as there aren’t too many errors, readers are generally forgiving. Having a great story is the most important thing to focus on.
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  2. Jeri
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    Quieting my internal editor is a biggie for me, especially since I edit books on a freelance basis as well. My natural inclinations are to edit more so than to just let a draft rip. Must be all those huge papers I wrote in graduate school that sorta beat the fun out of the creative process for me, but I’m gradually finding my writing stride again. I’ll be happy when I can write 5,000 words a week. I envy people who can put out decent material in a relatively short amount of time, but I’m such a messy drafter. I just have to make my piece with that. I’m happy to self-publish one title a year while seeking an agent for my novel.
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    1. Stacy Claflin
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      Hi Natalia,
      A lot of writers prefer the late hours to the early ones. :) I probably would have chosen that route if I could have. Early morning is the only time everyone is asleep around here. Unless someone is sick, I have uninterrupted writing time. That would never happen at night!
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