So today’s post is going to be a mixture of discussion, and a general writing update…
OK, so to no surprise, I have given up on another book. I just found it boring and hard to plot. So as a matter of perseverance (and to slightly punish myself), I am forcing myself to write for at least 30 minutes a day.
But what always deterred me from forced writing is the fact is could make writing a chore – something I’ve always wanted to avoid. So do deadlines or schedules on writing limit creative freedom and fun, or make the writing process a chore?
However, one thought that I realised was that published authors often have to write to editorial deadlines, and they can still create great books. So maybe not?
Do you use deadlines, or write freely? What are your thoughts on forced writing? Either way, comment with your thoughts below!