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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What Gets You Writing?

I did the math and noticed that my in-the-works novel "Hollow Hearts and Hollow Hills" is approximately at the halfway point (in regards to word count).

The plot's at about the right spot, too. Now if I can just get myself "together" enough to push through the rest of it, I plan on sending it out (after rewrites and revisions, of course) this year. I'd like it sent out before July 4th (I'm a sucker for symbolism and wouldn't mind it being my "independence day" for many reasons).

Eh, it's a deadline. I work better with deadlines and expectations. Most of my college papers were written the night before they were due (and earned me great grades), so maybe that all added up to the mess I am today... ;-)

Other than the obvious answer of "inspiration," what gets you writing?
~Saoirse

2 comments:

RomanceWriter said...

Oh, I like the idea of July Fourth being your target date.

The thing that gets me writing is deadlines, like NaNoWriMo. Or else I flounder.

Saoirse Redgrave said...

I understand the floundering comment too well. I used to write with remarkable passion (even "zeal" ;-)and was nearly obsessive with my writing work ethic. But now (as my 3 year old's resting his head and my shoulder and sighing the same phrase repetitively "Read it to me, read it to me...") I feel lucky if I can complete a single thought!

I had a proofreader at one point who was great at hounding me if I slacked off (a rare behavior back then, but knowing she expected the next story or chapter was inspiration enough), but our paths no longer cross.

Maybe if we both started annoying each other about our progress ;-)...Hmm.

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