I mentioned yesterday that I wrote about 2000 words in a free hour I had the other day. Many of you commented that it sounded like a lot--I have to clarify here--I wrote a chapter and then did some editing that added some words. . . but I have yet to go back and reread what I wrote.
The freedom was putting down words on paper without worrying about the quality . . . much like I assume the writers who are doing the novel in a month are doing.
Normally, I self-edit as I go and then my books take forever to write. A friend of mine who just finished publishing her first book, told me she had 600 pages done already on her second!
It made me really wonder how well I use my time.It made me really wonder if I want to finish my books.
Sure, I write short stories and submit regularly but when it comes to books, well, I often look at them as a huge project that I can take forever on because it might not come together anyway.
Some faulty thinking for sure--but safe thinking. Sort of like building a house but never planning to live in it because the move might be too time consuming or I might not like the end product.
So when a blogger friend said, "Write today!" I did write without thinking of the results or the what-ifs or the length and instead enjoyed the pleasure of writing.
Sometimes it's nice to live in the moment. Don't you wish we always did?