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?

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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!

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    • 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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