So I’ve made up for yesterday’s break by writing 1k words, actually it was very fun and I felt more rejuvenated. I feel like writing a first draft is very much like a passing a set of hurdles and trying to make your content interesting.

Think of it like this: you’re in a maze, it has many winding, complicated, identical routes of exit, but what happens when you discover that actually the maze has a secret trap door within? Would you take time to explore this different route or stick with the familiar?

There’s always a risk with the familiar. It doesn’t taste as good after the first five mouthfuls. Make sure you write at different times, so things don’t become staid.

Make sure you don’t get bored with writing, because you’re going to have to stick with it for a while. It’s useless writing about something you have very little interest or enthusiasm for.

There are no solutions to completing a novel, except just make sure you get things done. Write quick and think less. What you write won’t always be perfect first time round, so don’t try to make it so. This writing thing is like an adventure; there’ll only be one winner or one loser. YOU. And what’s so good about this game, is that you’re the judge. You decide what happens next in your story. Don’t compare yourself with other people; it can be counterproductive.

More tomorrow.


Leave a comment. What time do you usually write at? Are you a morning, afternoon or evening person? Or a combination of all? 🙂