Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Small post on writing

With all due respect to Profacero, Dame Eleanor, Dr. Virago, and Jonathan at Prose Doctor, writing is not either* neither easy or fun right now. I'm still finishing up a promised piece that I thought I could get done before Notorious/ADM's writing challenge--the one I listed so confidently last Friday--but it isn't happening despite many long hours of working on it this week (and the week before that, and the week before that, and so on).

It's sucking up vast quantities of time that I'm supposed to be putting to other things. It's slow work, and it's harder work than it ought to be. Some parts are pretty good, some are okay, and some are bad but getting better. Instead of a word count meter, maybe I should put in a suckitude meter and measure the gradual progress in the right direction that way.

But it will get better, and it will get done.

*"Neither." Sheesh. See what I mean about the words not working?


Sisyphus said...

Ooh, if you find a good suckitude meter --- especially one that updates automatically --- let me know!

Arbitrista said...

Preach it. I'm going through the same thing right now. I'm trying to write a novel and an academic piece at the same time, and trying to do both styles at the same time is making my brain quiver.

undine said...

Sis, if I find one, I will!

Arbitrista--I can't even imagine trying to do TWO pieces of writing in different forms at the same time. No wonder your brain is quivering!

Anonymous said...

I am currently part of this movement, with a piece to revise more or less according to my own whims by, er, Thursday, which ought in fact to be done tomorrow. And you know, it's finished, it just kind of sucks and I need to make it better. This isn't how I usually work, and I'm not liking it.

This could be a rebel writing group at this rate.

undine said...

Jonathan, that's my situation, too.