May 9, 2014

Ummm. What is writing?

This afternoon I spent a lovely hour with my Surface in the library.  I can't exactly say I was writing because all I netted out was 159 words.  I wrote, perhaps 1000.  I deleted about 841.

Writing is all about getting ideas on paper.  It is also about editing.  If I sit down with a blank Word document, I am able to spew 1000 words in less than an hour.  BUT.  If I look at those 1000 words tomorrow I am liable to delete 841.

Some writers measure their productivity by how many words they get on paper in a day.  I measure mine on how many I net out.  Today was definitely abysmal.  Perhaps tomorrow will be better.


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