Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Great Post for Writers

I'm working on another writing project, so for those of you who are waiting for the next cruise stop (it's coming!) check out Anne R. Allen's wonderful post about writing slow in this speed-driven age HERE:  Great insights (and great sanity about writing, I might add.)

Enjoy, and hope to see you soon back on the ship.



15 comments:

Cathy said...

Yes that was a great post and thanks for sharing. Alas, I'm a slower writer than even she is. I can write 1500 words, but not an additional 1000 on a meaty blog post, followed by several hours' worth of editing.

But I agree with her point about the bottom line. No matter how fast or slow we write, we need to enjoy what we're doing, or why do it at all. That's what I sometimes struggle with, and yet I always return to it.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Cathy, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I found that post so refreshing and such a great reminder of priorities.

Saumya said...

This is so helpful! Thank you for sharing. I really needed to hear it.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Saumya, one reason I posted it was because it came at a good time for me. I really needed to hear it, too. Have a great day.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Thanks for the info, will hop over to Anne's blog.

Rosi said...

Thanks for the link. Very nice! Happy writing.

Barbara Watson said...

I write slow, and as an all-around impatient person, being a slow writer (when any kind of writing takes patience) has taught me to hang in there like nothing else in life.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Rachna, Anne always has good stuff on her blog.

Rosi, I think you turned me onto Anne's blog. I loved that post.

Barbara, I agree: it's the persistence, no matter how soon you would like to finish. You have to hang in there until it's really ready.

Teresa Cypher said...

Excellent post, Elizabeth. I'd not given much thought to writing speed, or the tiff between DWS and Maass. Thank you :-)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Teresa,

Like you, I don't really think about writing speed very much. I just bop along with my story until it's finished; but I found the post very encouraging about that sort of thing.

Anne R. Allen said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Elizabeth. So lovely to see so many familiar faces here. Teresa Cypher gave me the head-up about this post.(Thanks Teresa!) I do think a lot of us are allowing marketing people to frenzy up our lives instead of living at a human pace. If there's no joy in the creative life, we might as well be bankers. They make a whole lot more money. :-) I'm happy to see this post resonated with so many writers.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Anne, nice to see you here. "allowing marketing people to frenzy up our lives" is such a great way to put it! I think good writing calls for the kind of reflection that can't be rushed.

Sandra Cox said...

Trusting your muse is sitting on your shoulder as you write.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Sandra, thanks for following my blog. Yes, but I think my muse is getting a bit weary. :-)

Julia Hones said...

I will be looking forward to your next post, Elizabeth.
Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.