I’ve been editing up a storm, trying to perfect my current project before moving on to another. Though editing is my least favorite part of the process, I still have fun doing it. It’s awesome how little changes in your writing can help to convey a scene you wish to paint in greater detail.
I don’t know why, but I’m always eager to move on to my next story. It takes focus and willpower to keep myself on track, but no one else can control me, so I have to take the time to do it.
Reading and writing have become my favorite past times. I wake up, and the first thought through my head is about my current work. Before I fall asleep, I’m busy typing away, or reading another’s world. As I drift off to sleep, I find myself trying to fill the character’s shoes, and attempting to understand why they made the choices they did.
Most people use reading and writing to escape from reality. Not me, though I do enjoy that aspect of the practice.
I read and write in order to help organize my thoughts. I spend an hour or two writing every day, and another hour reading. As someone who suffers from a short attention span, I look at these times as practice. By making myself think linearly, I learn to control my attention in other situations.
Writing, for me, is nothing more than an exercise in self discipline. A discipline I never thought I would pick up as a hobby, let alone attempt to master. I’m happy I started telling my stories, because I don’t think anyone could tell them quite like I can.