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Creating vs. Analyzing

Thomas isn’t alone on this. 🙂

D. Thomas Minton

One of the things I like about National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is I have to write fast to make it.  Writing 50,000 words in 30 days means I need to average about 1,700 words a day, every day, which is over twice what I usually write.  Given that I can’t spend all day writing, I have no time to waste when I sit down.  I don’t have a lot of time to think about the words I’m writing or to go back and change what I’ve written.  It’s all about the creative flow and not about getting it perfect, which is very liberating in a way.

I find my process to create something new is very different from my process to analyze that creation and hone it into something stronger.  For me, constantly switching between these two processes is inefficient, and I find when I’m struggling with a story…

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