Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Guest Posting About Writers' Procrastination

I'm over at the Suspense Sisters blog today, posting about procrastination and its effect on writers.

Someone (the attribution is unclear) said that writing is easy--you just sit down and open a vein. Raymond Chandler put it this way: "I only write when inspiration strikes. Fortunately, inspiration strikes at 9 AM each day." James Scott Bell sets a daily word count, and starts his morning by writing three hundred fifty words (his "nifty three fifty"). Habits of writers differ, but most of us have one thing in common. Given the opportunity, we'll put off writing.

To see the rest of the post, click here. See you back on Friday.


Patricia Bradley said...

I think it was Ernest Hemingway who said open your vein and bleed all over the page.

Richard Mabry said...

He's one of the people given credit, but when you delve deeper you find that the attribution goes to others as well. At any rate, it rings true with writers.
Thanks for your comment, Patricia.