Halrloprillalar (prillalar) wrote,
Halrloprillalar
prillalar

Writing about writing is the best way to procrastinate on writing.

I've been writing this afternoon (for a wonder), trying to get back into the groove. I'm working on changing my approach, to become more of a draft writer. In the past, I've done the writing and the editing at the same time (not that I don't do more editing later) and it's a pretty slow process. Now I'm trying to just sit down and type out words, words, words without worrying too much about the quality. It's a bit scary! I think it's working okay, but as I haven't done the editing step yet, I'm not totally sure. I'm hoping it will help me get over my hatred of sitting down to write and also improve my word count.

What's your usual approach? Are you a draft writer or a craft writer? Do you outline or do you just write?

In other, related news, I've been mulling over my santa_smex assignment. I've picked the pairing, figured out a good gimmick, I mean premise, and now I'm churning that around with some possible themes, like rocks in a rock polisher, before getting down to the painful process of plotting. I love doing this part of the brainwork. I just hope I don't end up plotting something too unwieldy. I'm still working on the proper scale for plots and such because I don't want to end up writing something too long.

In other, unrelated news, I thought for a while that I loved my iPhone more than cheese, but that turned out not to be the case.
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