Monday, May 23, 2011
The Writing Process
After years of experience though, I've learned not to question my own process. It gets the job done and it works. Messing with it only tends to mess with me. I might not fly through beginnings like Candi, or fly through the entire thing like Kasie and Natalie... but I get there eventually.
My strength is the end. Once I get close to the end I can't stop myself. I usually just lock myself in a room and write until it's done. And my endings are usually pretty solid, but I rewrite the beginning a hundred times.
But here's the thing. My method works for me. I can speed my method up by being more disciplined or I can drag it out forever... but when I mess with it, nothing seems to happen. I can't turn my writing process into those of my writing friends, and I shouldn't try. Mine works for me and I'm sticking with it.
What is your writing process? Have you ever tried to use someone else's process?