clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


There's hardly anything better than sitting down with a hot cup of coffee, opening a story, and writing.

You know you are doing well when you grab the still full mug and it is cold.

I've tried the evening writer/ morning edit routine for a week now. It used to work best for me.

I'm going to try the morning write and evening edit routine for this next week. I feel I have brighter ideas in the morning though my manual dexterity in getting them into print is slower.

I was at a writing group tonight and realize that my speed of converting ideas into text is slowing down. I am considering each line I write more and more as I compose the draft. I think this is a bad trend for me. I'm not going to worry about it . I am going to caution myself from time to time that too much introspection and examination is another type of self-defeating paralysis.

I suspect it is just a seasonal bit at the moment as I switch gears among stories with very different tones. Flexibility - stretching - can have the effect of slowing one down. That seems to be my immediate case.

This weekend, I will write a story draft in its entirety in longhand. We'll see how it goes for speed of transcribing idea to text.

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