Stewart Sternberg has an excellent post up, addressing the question, "Why Write?" I've always squarely been in the "I write for readers and I write for money" camp, but this post gave me pause.
In fact, it's the only post on the subject that's ever given me pause on the subject.
I might have to say that I write because writing is something I enjoy that will make money. And I can't think of anything else I could bear to do, let alone could do. Aside from what I already do with piano.
Anyway, all I've been doing, lately, is waiting. Waiting for DH to come home. We could be looking at another week. I haven't been able to talk to him since last Saturday, the one nine days ago.
I had a dream, last night, that I got a call and it was from someone else and they told me the ship had sunk and they were stranded on an island. I don't have the heebee jeebies, so it was kind of amusing.
I'm dying to get this novella out of the way. The story is all there, the word count is all there, I just have to go through the last few chapters. I re-wrote the ending instead of looking at what I had and editing. So now I have to re-write the rest of the ending.
But it feels like this one is never ending, even though I'm almost there.
I have a lot of writing planned for the next five months. My new process seems to be time-consuming. It's taken me two months to write this novella, which is only 25,000 words a month. I'm not usually this slow.
It's hard to judge the new process by my output the last couple months. I never miss a writing day when DH is home. When he isn't, I sometimes must do laundry and run errands. And this week I simply must get the new piano studio website up, as well as get the summer mailing out.
I can't wait until DH is home.
How are things going for you, writing-wise? Numbers-wise? Have you figured out a rhyme and reason to your output, some way to make it predictable? Some way to control it?