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April 14, 2010

Writing about writing isn’t writing, but it’s a lovely distraction

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Okay, so I’m completely drowning in my content revisions for my adult suspense novel.  Just by changing one reveal in the plot, I have created a domino landslide of details that must also be changed.  My eyes squint like tiny slits from reading and re-reading my print copy of my manuscript.

So what am I doing blogging when I have so much to do to finish my rewrite?

I’m writing about writing, of course.  It’s a lovely distraction from all the details bouncing around in my brain like a stadium full of randomly released ping pong balls.

I know many of you can, and will, argue that writing about writing IS writing.  And to some degree, that’s true.  Anytime one puts words to paper (or fingers to keyboard), that’s writing. 

But if you really want to write with a purpose and achieve your goals, you must focus on specific projects…in my case, this novel revision.

Just like email and surfing the net can become giant distractions for writers, so can writing about writing, however, if you need a moment of distraction, what better topic to blog about than something to do with writing.

Distraction over…back to revisions.


  1. LOL, Jacquelie. Glad you didn’t ramble too much about writing about writing. Sure do understand, though. My problem now is our needy yard and lovely weather. What was that word you used? Focus?

    Comment by sandycarl — April 14, 2010 @ 5:13 PM | Reply

  2. Yes, there are always distractions, including writing about writing, instead of just writing LOL

    Comment by dramaquill — April 19, 2010 @ 10:33 AM | Reply

  3. You are so write–if a person loves writing then writing about writing isn’t a chore. I love to write about writing too as you can see from my blog. I thought your blog was interesting and short enough to keep my eyes from becoming slits too.LOL
    Hope to read more about your take on writing really soon-t

    Comment by articlestogo — March 13, 2011 @ 8:06 AM | Reply

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