Have you ever gotten stuck in your creative work? REALLY stuck?
Sometimes this comes in the form of writer’s block. Or sometimes your process gets in your own way. You keep trying to move forward and instead keep hitting a wall. This week I took reader questions and got two that fit well together dealing with the writing process and writer’s block. Let’s dive into some reader questions from the Create If Writing Facebook group and Periscope!
Listen to Create If Writing – Episode 014
Penelope from @Foster2Forever asked about writing process on Periscope.
You can hear the full details on the podcast, but I always start with a vomit version. That’s a really ugly, horrible draft where I get as many words on the page as possible to shape them into something good. Then: editing. Lots and lots of editing.
As far as WHAT I write, I don’t write a lot of fiction now that my kids are little. For now, my brain on little kids (not unlike my brain on crack <-that is a GUESS because my brain hasn’t been on crack) works better with non-fiction and shorter blog posts.
Anita @blestbutstrest asked in the Facebook group about writing conferences.
I have been to a TON of conferences lately. Podcast Movement has been the best, but I’ve also been to AdventureCon (which I couldn’t remember in the episode), Declare, Re:Write, Blog Elevated, and the Houston Baptist Writer’s Conference. They are ALL good for different reasons! I’m a conference junkie, what can I say?