Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Writing is fat inducing work #writing


Writing can be difficult. 
Technically I don’t find the writing aspect of being an author to be the hard part. It’s the dag on second, third and fourth drafts, and the editing process that I find difficult.

When I’m writing the ideas seem to flow out of my fingers onto the keyboard. Sometimes I don’t want to stop writing, while other days, well, I don’t want to start.

To be honest, making corrections to my work is what adds a few more pounds. In order to procrastinate the torture of the duty, I tend to eat, and eat, and eat some more. I really need to find a new way of dealing with the stress editing brings before three hundred pounds creeps up on me one day.

Of course I love the end result of the effort I put into a piece, but the process is so much work that while I’m going through it I wonder why I don’t just read books instead of writing them.
And then I remember why I write. Because it’s cool as hell that I can (huge smiley face).

What about you? Is writing a pure pleasure for you?


6 comments:

  1. Don't think writing has ever been a pure pleasure for me, LOL. (Drawing definitely isn't a pure pleasure, either.) Anything creative seems to have its fair share of angst, at least in my experience!

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    1. So true, Heather. And yet its those things we can't seem to stay away from.

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  2. I can so identify with the editing blues. I really despise any form of editing except maybe the last read through once it's mostly polished. Writing is fun most of the time except when I hit a snag in the story. Of course, if I had those delectable treats on hand every time I edited, it would be much more fun!

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    1. Lol, Kathy. I'm glad I'm not alone.

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  3. LOL some days I feel that way about the blog. I love it. It flows some days. Some days not so much. Dealing with hosting events makes me binge snack. So stressful sometimes. Worth it but man I need to reach for the grapes and not the chocolates! lol

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    1. What's the fun in reaching for the healthy snacks? Chocolate all the way.

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