I’m writing this down because I’m sure I’m going to forget it, just when I need to remember it most.
Taking too long to finish a book is a sure way to bore me! I have to start finishing my books faster, if I want to save my love of writing.
Because honestly, it’s starting to bore me. I’ve written a lot of books. There aren’t many things in life that hold my attention after I’ve finished—hell, half the time I can’t even finish.
I’m not a finisher by nature. It’s a real chore to finish.
But books aren’t books if they don’t get finished, and I sure can’t sell unfinished books.
If I lose interest in a story, the story loses out, and the quality does not improve, trust me on that. Writing slow causes me to lose the threads of the story, and to lose motivation, while writing fast keeps my brain in the story, excited and creative. This even applies at the micro level, because my sentences flow better when I don’t constantly tinker with them. I know this is true. I still have to fight that desire regularly. :)
I come up with more ideas, faster, when I’m writing a lot. And I enjoy writing so much more when I’m writing often and fast than I do when it’s a slog and I’m agonizing over plot decisions or worrying about word choices.
If it’s not fun, I’m not going to do it. That’s just the truth.
Blame it on ADHD or laziness, or whatever, but it’s true. If it’s not fun for me, I will do everything in my power to avoid doing it, and when you’re your own boss, that gets to be a problem.
Well, I feel better having gotten that out. Now, on to the next post and the day’s writing.