Write FAST and Furious! Learning to Outrun “The Spock Brain”
Another fantastic post by Kirsten I felt I had to share with you. I also believe writing without worrying about the mistakes and things you want to and need to change is vital towards creating without getting in the way! When inspiration comes it needs to be unleashed to work through you without hindrances. You can sometime get in the way of masterful work when you become too caught up in the so-called mistakes. Allow the entire story to be born, to unfold, to develop, to introduce itself to you and the world first, then, and only then, do you fix the imperfections. Trust your instincts and unleash the brilliance!
I will be sharing my own post on Saturday so look out for it!
Many new authors slog out that first book, editing every word to perfection, revising, reworking, redoing. When I used to be a part of critique groups, it was not at all uncommon to find writers who’d been working on the same book two, five, eight and even ten years. Still see them at conferences, shopping the same book, getting rejected, then rewriting, rewriting…..
Great, maybe Kathryn Stockett, the author of The Help took five years and 62 revisions to get her story published. Awesome for her. And yes, her book was a runaway success, but this isn’t the norm. It’s playing Literary Lottery with our careers.
For most writers, it will be hard to have a long-term successful career if our pace is a book or two a decade.
Most authors who’ve made legend status were all talented, yes. But many were (are) also prolific.
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