Don’t forget to go back and……

writing, process, writers, styleI was recently working on my blog, and fiction that I had written over a year ago  I realized as I cut and pasted excerpts from my writings (in preparation to posting on my own site, and other sites) that with all the flurry of editing, rewriting, deleting, (I have grown to love my delete key)  and proofing I rarely  stop to enjoy the final product. 

And when I do go back, it’s always with an editor’s eye and I am very critical.  I could have done so much better!  Do you ever feel that way?

So as I was organizing and doing the housekeeping that a web site requires, I took a moment.  As  I chose and inserted excerpts, I stopped to just enjoy the poetry of the words, the dry humor in a line of dialogue, or a quip from one of my fictional characters…. I highly recommend, to you, that after all your hard work, tears, and angst, go back and enjoy what you have created!

An added bonus of my interviewing other authors is how their process inspires me to create and write. They validate my (sometimes) strange experiences, my process, and their words encourage me to keep writing!

Excerpt from this month’s author, Mike Wells:

Q. What’s your best advice to other writers for overcoming procrastination?

Mike. HeadshotA. I don’t really believe in procrastination per se–it’s what’s underneath that counts, which is usually just a fear of not being able to do it, or do it well, or being criticized, or a zillion other reasons. Or, simply not wanting to write badly enough–no solid motivation. Writers who procrastinate need to ask themselves why, try to get to the bottom of it. Sometimes people can try to make themselves do things they really, deep down, don’t want to do.


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