pengwenn wrote:Why am I such a slow writer? Why do my ideas take so long to develop into something that can actually be put on paper? I've tried setting deadlines but they don't seems to help but only hinder. Nanowrimo was a perfect example. Somehow I thought this time it would be different. I tried to post my contribution to an older challenge only to find the challenge has been archived. I felt stupid for not getting anything done sooner while the thread was still available but I'm just so dame slow. I know I'm a slow reader. I always say it's because I want to savor every word. I've always felt self-concious about that. But being a slow writer I took pride in. I took time to let my ideas form into coherent thoughts before blindly putting pen to paper. Now though it's starting to bother me. What can I do?
hey we all write at different speeds... and sometimes at different speeds at different times (wait... I think I just confused myself). You made it further in NaNoWriMo than I did... sometimes it takes time, sometimes it takes superhuman effort to turn off the internal editor, sometimes you just can't get the words out any faster... that danged muse is stubborn and wants things done on his (or is it a her) terms.
Oh... and the thread hadn't been archived... it was just that nobody ELSE bothered to post to it for so long it dropped to the back page of the challenges (and our mods have been good about getting NEW challenges up... so the old ones don't stay in sight as long... good reason to go find the old ones I think...)