When I write, I write relatively quickly. Every draft I've finished to this day has been completed in 4-6 weeks. It's the process that works best for me, so that's what I do. However, I recently started classes back. When I was writing 1,500-2,000+ words every day throughout much of the summer, I no longer found that to be possible.
You could say I'm a multi-tasking writer, at least right now. I'm revising my latest first draft and planning to write the second draft soon (which will basically be an entire rewrite), writing a "fun project," keeping up with two blogs, and pretty soon, I'm going to have to buckle down and plot/outline my NaNoWriMo novel. Plus, I'm about to start classes again.
But seriously. I said in my intro post that I love learning about other cultures and I have an insatiable desire to travel. So what better thing is there in life than books with fantastic worlds that I just really want to visit and/or live in? (Ahem. Not looking at you, The Hunger Games.)
Maybe it's the Slytherin in me (though I'm convinced Slytherin is my 3rd ranked house), but I have a tendency to always filter my ideas through the "I'm going to try to publish this someday" filter. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it can also be awfully restricting when we always think about writing for publication over writing for ourselves.
Finishing the draft, it's the first real hurdle most writers face. We start off with motivation at its highest, the ideas flowing, and the fingers flying across the keyboard. But as we keep writing, the motivation dwindles.
Welcome to my new book/writing blog. For those who don't know, I also blog about Christian living over at Kingdom Writer. I'd love to see y'all over there as well! Now that that's out of the way, I thought it might be fun to introduce myself, but only using a combination of my favorite books and characters. Here goes nothing!