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Sunday, June 5, 2011

The failure of being perfect

I think the problem that I've had such a hard time coming up with words for this new novel is because I expect it to fly onto the page and be next to perfect the first time.
Which, shocker, is not going to happen.

Part of my other problem is that I thrive on routine. Probably because I grew up with routine as a kid (but didn't we all?) and not having a job and not having a routine has thrown me off in more ways then one. I like to know what I'm doing and when I'm doing it. I like to have a plan of attack. And without a job to structure my time, I'm left with too much free time to just do "whatever" with. Too much free time is not a good thing for me. Maybe not for anyone.

My hope is that by being open about why I haven't been writing, I can find a solution to my problem.

The Magical Plan:
1) Get a job
2) Set up a consistent writing time
3) Write!

Let's see how this goes....


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean! When I was jobless for a bit (freelancing isn't as lucrative as one might think!) I had all this extra time, but I couldn't bring myself to write. I find I write more on a workday (during lunch and after work, of course) than I do on a day off. Routines are comforting and that professional atmosphere of an office always helps to get me writing.

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