Running Hot and Cold – Daily Quote

I have great difficulty sitting in the middle of the night and writing. Everything I do comes spontaneous. Sometimes it takes a long time; sometimes it comes just like that. Ravi

The multiple ways a story can develop, form, and become written words on the page never ceases to amaze me. Sometimes I sit, and the writing is laborious. Each word is a struggle, sentences form with difficulty, thoughts are fragmented, and jumbled. But I continue because there are often golden nuggets in those disjointed ramblings. They only require a sane mind to rearrange and augment.

Then there are halcyon writing sessions, where words flow like water, time slows, and pages are filled with a minimum of perceived time and even less effort. We wish every writing session could be thus.

What tactics do you use on difficult writing days?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

7 thoughts on “Running Hot and Cold – Daily Quote

  1. I have two types or I guess times of writing difficulty: when I don’t know what to write and when I hit a snag in reworking a part of something. I can simply keep writing in dealing with the first difficulty. What’s not right or fit I simply don’t have to use further. Dealing with the snag is often harder. I don’t want to rework something to death or keeping adding words until I don’t want to read it, let alone consider it for an audience. So I go back and forth, revising and then returning in my head to what I wanted to say in the first place. If that first place no longer works, then I start all over (no more revising).

    Once again, my friend, you’ve asked a terrific question!


    • You have just described the process I have been running into lately, with progress moving in fits and starts. I guess it is a good thing I have a lot to do, all those tasks give me plenty of choices and I am guaranteed to get something done.

      I am delighted you enjoy the questions.

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