Writer’s Quote Wednesday // John Banville

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  1. I’ve learned that “Writing” can be a fickle thing. I remember days when all I wanted to do was write. When the opportunity presented itself, it was hard to stop. But then, there would be spurts where I wouldn’t write anything. It would last for a few days. I would be so upset with myself because I thought that being a writer meant writing every day. I’ve since learned that writing every day doesn’t work for me. It’s too easy for me to get burned out and drain my pool of creativity. I’ve learned to pace myself, take 10-15 minutes to write a journal entry or a story. Whatever it may be. The other thing I’ve learned is that I have to make a conscious decision to write something. It can’t be something I do on the fly. Though there have been days where I couldn’t help but to get a paragraph or two down.

    Writing means a lot to me, but I had to realize that I need to go at my own pace. In the end, I feel more satisfied and joyous.

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    1. That is true too. Some days my relationship with writing feels like too much work to keep together. I do write most days the trick is to do different kinds of writing. I have blogging, I have a book I’m starting, and I have a Zine I want to start. When I am tired of one kind of writing I do a different. But yes, we all need to go at our own pace. There is no one way to be a writing. Thanks for reading :)

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  2. Lisa, I look forward to your post every week to meet new authors. This was a guy I knew nothing about. I like your thoughts on writing. Just when you think you have it figured out and pen your first novel, you realize the real work begins at the editing process! WOW! :D

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