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Week three: Habits

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Writing is tough. It’s a thought that races through all of our minds at the moments where the writing isn’t churning at light speed. The moments where you stare out of your window, looking at anything and everything, for as long as it takes you away from the inherent frustration of your computer screen. I suffer from it too, as all writers do. And it’s been a struggle for me for the past seven...

Week two: Of sinuses and headaches

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Hey everyone, and welcome to my weekly report on writing this book on a much too short time frame. This week, I finally could start the writing itself. And, as is typical for moments like this, I got sick. By Monday, the headache was already present. But bearable. By Tuesday I failed to look at a screen for longer than half an hour. Wednesday, I slept for at least twelve hours, still feeling...

Week One: The snowflake method

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When I first started writing, I had the same idea most, or at least, many new writers have. All I wanted to do, was write the damn book. Get it out there, I’d made the decision to write, so that’s what I wanted to do.So I did, then edited it, got a headache, maybe cried a little along the way. Then sent that chaos of a book to my friends and… let’s just say it wasn’t...

Resolutions for 2020

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For once, I’m going to join the resolution game. Since I’ve chosen to do something that might seem crazy, probably is, but which I will still (try to) do. The part I struggle most with in writing, is the editing. I meander, fail to see what should be fixed, and fix what shouldn’t. Then make notice of that and get frustrated along the way. Feeling the need to shore up my...

My month as a “real” writer, and how it almost made me quit

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At the end of last year, I had a book to finish. I had been writing at it for two years by then, so I wanted to finish it, and knew I was close to. Just one more cleanup edit. So I combined an amount of strange vacation rules at my day-job, to pool together a month of vacation. A month to exchange my day-job for a new job. Since, for all intents and purposes, I felt like a real writer. And I...

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