Monday, October 5, 2009

Research versus Writing

Research is so enjoyable. It's like a challenging historical detective story, one clue leads to another. There are false leads, you go off on tangents, but eventually you get back to where you should be. I never have to talk myself into researching.

But writing, yes, I need to talk myself into that. I have to say, just 250 words. Just 750 words. Come on, just keep typing, you can do it, aaaargh, and finally I reach my goal of 1000 words.

Lillian Alling, if she had written a book, would have probably done it within the better side of a week's time.