Reconnect with your muse
Published: December 14, 2005
|"I'm not one of those writers who writes every day. In fact, I can go weeks at a time without putting down a single word of prose. But I'm always thinking about my stories, making mental notes, working out plot lines and character details in my mind. Then when I sit down to write, I go crazy and keep at it for days and nights at a stretch. I don't shower or shave and I barely change my clothes-it gets ugly.|
"But it's how I like to work, because it feels like an adventure. Whenever I've tried to force myself to sit down every single day at the exact same time to write, the process starts to feel like work instead of fun ... and more than anything else, writing needs to feel fun to me, like some crazy, wild journey I'm taking, or I don't want to do it."
From "When creativity takes a hike: How five novelists have found ways to get it back" written by Bethanne Patrick.
From the January 2006 issue of THE WRITER.