Hello. For the last time, my name is Saffron Grey.
Ha… ha ha… Hello there.
Thought you’d seen the last of me now, did ya? Am I back from the dead? Not really. Will I return to blog about the writing I’m not doing? Maybe? I don’t know. I’m sorry to interrupt your feed >.<
I feel so dirty using such a late post only to promote myself. I mean… yeah, that’s why I created a WordPress account, but still….
This post will not only be beneficial to me, but to my fellow writers on this site as well! So… yay!
I was going to title this ‘The Joys of Writing Sequels’ but thought it a bit silly. Maybe it would imply that writing a sequel would be easier than writing the first story, when that’s usually not the case.
I’ve often heard it said about film trilogies that the second one always sucks. But does that apply to novels? Is Book Two always going to be doomed???
Ha. This ended up being once a month.
So, as my summer comes to an end, I realize there is a bit of reassessing I need to do. One thing I’m thinking about are my writing habits.
I spent the last seven years only writing “when I felt like it.” Now, this isn’t so bad when writing is a fun hobby with no pressure or deadlines. Work at your own pace and quit whenever you want to.
However, if you plan to write professionally–whether it be academically, technically, or even creatively–the method of writing “when I feel like it” won’t cut it.
As a writer–or any other sort of artist–it is important to be critical of your own work. I like how we can be confident sometimes and believe our first drafts are worthy of Pulitzer Prizes.
But let’s come back down to earth and realize that masterpieces aren’t written in an hour, maybe not even a year. It’s alright to look at your work through a different lens and point out some flaws.
When it comes to writing, rewriting is
sort of a requirement.
I really have been a terrible blogger. But I have a legitimate reason.
I’m human. And I’m tired.