A few days ago, I read a blog post about a writer friend’s writing process. It made me think about my own.
First things first, I don’t think of myself as a writer.
I guess that since I am writing, albeit stories that will probably stay forever unfinished, it makes me a writer of sorts. But I don’t have dreams of getting published one day. I have no intention to self-publish something I wrote. I have zero ambition about writing a book. I never had much ambition for anything, truth be told.
No, I write because I have these words in my head and they need to come out. Sometimes I get an idea and it stays in my head, pestering me until I write. Sometimes an idea will stop me from going to sleep, or will wake me up early.
I like to write in a notebook first, then type it on my laptop, changing things as I type. The words seem to flow more when I put pen to paper than when I sit down in front of a screen. Of course, one problem I’ve found with writing in a notebook is that if, by chance, I write more on the laptop when I type/edit then forget to update my notebook, I find myself unsure of where I left my story when I’m out and suddenly feeling writey.
I’ve been feeling writey lately but then going from feeling writey to actually writing can take up to a week or two… I did manage some writing when my wife was at an appointment on Friday. I was intent on advancing one of my stories, but I hadn’t updated my notebook so ended up writing a bit more of my threesome story instead.
Oh well. Writing is writing, right?
Current notebooks. I keep writing different stories characters at the same time so I started both notebooks at the same time. One story on one side, then I flipped it and started writing from the other end of the notebook.