Amanda Hocking

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I’ll place the sky within your eyes

September 29th, 2009 by
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Instead of doing anything productive, I’ve decided to waste my time. I have a cold, and I don’t enjoy it at all.

I could be writing my book. I’ve got two of them going, and I enjoy them. Or I could be editing this other girl’s. But I’m doing this instead. Wasting time.

I read an article, and they said “real” writers write during the day. They get up in the morning, and then go, working it like a normal job. I cannot do that. I can write for like 12 hours at a time, but not during the day. It feels wrong. It’s probably because I’m usually not awake during the day, but I am… and its all wrong. Also, I work in the evening. So that probably effects things.

But I suspect that I will be a night writer. Obviously, what matters it the amount of time and the committment you put into your writing, not that actual time. So I’m might just be the expection to the rule. I am that, sometimes.

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  • arialburnz says:

    I got news for everyone…you’re both typical writers: passionate about your stories and writing because you love it. Anyone who says a “real” writer writes at a specific time is trying to justify their existence.

    Keep doing what you’re doing…putting your heart onto the page.

    That’s my two pence…
    Arial 😉

    “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”
    ~Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith (American Sportswriter)

  • Ah at long last! Nice to see that you are not the only one to feel guilty about not being the typical writer, the 12 hours non sense, the I must write waking up at 6 a.m…it is just about the numbers. Numbers of hours of writing.