3 thoughts on “Write When You Feel Like Writing (by: Rachel Lynn Brody )

  1. I always cringe when I see authors berating themselves for not meeting a word count goal. The only time I care about word count is during NaNoWriMo, because I like contests and I like winning, and counting your words is how you win NaNoWriMo. The rest of the time, though … no. When I write a story, I don’t look at the word count. I look at the story, at what needs to happen next, at how far along in the story I am, about how I can foreshadow an upcoming plot point, etc. Oddly enough, my mind seems to think up stories in 120k word segments. I’ve written 3 novels so far, and they all rounded out around 120k words. No idea why.

      • Agreed w/you both, but it’s so easy to lose sight of in the miasma of “MUST WRITE MUST WRITE MUST WRITE.” Taking a step back, breathing in your process…it lets you tune back in to your original intentions.

        Thanks for the chance to write the blog, Jesse. 🙂

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