The problem I faced as I started in chapter one was I didn’t have a solid plan for the first fifth of my book… As I wrote it, it felt boring. So, I switched it up and decided to write the end first.
I could stare for hours at the same statue and still discover new things.
Writer’s block. All writers know the feeling. Sitting down to write, but the daunting view of the paper/computer screen/typewriter/etc leaves you paralyzed and wordless.
I love the colors that change in the light of sunrise and the haze of day.
I bought a bottle of champagne part-way through writing the first draft of my book last year. So far, I’ve finished my first draft, I’ve finished three very serious edits, I’ve finished and sent it off to peers to read, and I’ve finished editing again. Have I opened that bottle of champagne?
Filming location for Harry Potter. A beautiful piece of history still alive today.
As I’m editing, and also as I’m getting feedback from others, I’ve noticed three words that getting rid of significantly improves my writing. Here they are.
A peaceful view. I am so grateful that people had to foresight to preserve these wonderful places so that I have the chance to see them.
Getting back into the grind of writing is difficult for me when I’ve traveled somewhere that has put my emotional headspace to different use.
I joined a weekly writing group, and it was the best decision I’ve made all year.