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Listen to yourself.

Hello friends,

I’m a little late on putting out my weekly post. I’ve been busy all month, and I decided to be lazy over the weekend. It felt great, and I feel refreshed.

I have lots of words to make up for NaNoWriMo, but I still feel like I’m going to complete the 50,000-word goal by the end of the month. I know some people that insist that writers must write every day but as I’ve said before, I disagree with that.

While I was taking my break, I thought about my story and what would happen. I jotted down a few notes in the margins. In those ways, I was still working on my novel. Not adding to my word count didn’t put me behind because I know where I’m going and I feel like I want to go there now.

I think it works for some people to chip away at their stories slowly every day. Some of us, though, work internally on our stories for a while before it’s all ready to spill out. We may end up writing as much or more than we would if we forced the words out slowly. It’s like everything else, we need to listen to our bodies and spirits. We know what’s best for us and drowning out other voices is an important thing to learn in the creative process.

Okay, I’ve got words to catch up on. Cheers!

Allie

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4 thoughts on “Listen to yourself.

  1. I couldn’t agree more that we shouldn’t feel pressured to write every day. My next idea may be simmering in my mind for several days as I am going about doing the myriad other things that I’m responsible for. If we write just to be writing, I think it shows. If we have nothing to say, then we should give our readers a break!

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  2. Must be a great book, will check it out. It’s okay to be lazy sometimes Alice. We have to run life as well. I have not been doing anything lately as my little girl was sick and getting better now. Blogging is not easy. You are doing great and great goal you have. I bet you will accomplish it with in no time.

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