Inspired by a questioned posed by Sarah over at that space in between I am here to tell you what I know about writing, which really isn’t enough to fill a blog post as there is more I don‘t know about writing than I do.
Thing I do know is quite simple, yet it is the hardest part of this writing game that I like to challenge myself with. And that is:
To write you have to well… write!
See I told you it was simple. The problem is, it is so much easier said than done.
As a writer or someone who likes to call herself a writer, I know that it is easy to make up excuses not to write. Can’t find time, can’t find inspiration, writer’s block, too many distractions and my favourite, I’m not a recluse. (Weren’t the best writers reclusive?)
But when all is said and done and all the excuses and reasons are spilled out on the table, it really just comes down to just sitting down and writing. Tapping those fingers away on the keyboard and writing whatever it is they so desire. Yes it may be a load of indecipherable mumbo-jumbo (yes that is a technical writing term), but it is words filling the blank space. It is a starting point.
This is the way I have decided to face all my writing. Once the preparation and research is done, just sit and write. Don’t read back or edit as you go, just write. Yes, it won’t be perfect the first time, it will need editing, reworking, tweaking. Everything does, but you will get those words down and you will be writing.
So, what do you know about writing? Head on over and share your wisdom.