I remain curious as to how other writers work. Are they fast, slow, thoughtful, procrastinators? My curiosity stems from the fact that I am a slow writer. Even though I’m considered successful, having written eight screenplays that were turned into movies, written over 125 hours of television programming and published five books, I still consider myself to be slow and plodding. I agonize over each and every bloody word. The gray matter contained safely (?) within my skull is often my worst enemy when I’m trying to conjure up that perfect word, or string of words, to best allow the reader insight into what my characters are thinking—what motivates them. That’s one of the reasons DICTIONARY.COM is always running in the background. It can jolt me like a minor electrical shock and force me to think, and anyone who chooses to write knows that thinking is id downright hard.
So, I say to the John Patterson’s or Stephanie Myers of this word, how in the heck do you turn out so many books in such a short period of time when I have to toil for a year or two before I have something I’m willing to show an agent or publisher? Come on, cut loose with the secret so the rest of us can play catch up.
Writing today’s blog was just an excuse for not having to work on my latest book EDEN DESTROYED, the sequel to the already published IN THE REALM OF EDEN.
Now, what was that word I was looking for?